PDAC 2015: Rare earths forgotten in a lithium and graphite focused EV and high-tech world

By Laura Syrett, James Sean Dickson
Published: Tuesday, 03 March 2015

The decline of interest in rare earths in favour of graphite and lithium, despite relatively similar end markets, has been questioned by rare earths companies. It has been suggested that China may wish to take a strategic interest in the emerging technologies that use rare earths to continue its rare earths dominance.

Rare earths industry participants feel sidelined by a growing preoccupation with clean-tech battery minerals like lithium and graphite, at the expense of the elements essential to the high strength magnets needed to make many green energy technologies.  

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