Illegal rare earth mine in Hainan province uncovered

By Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

China recently promised a crackdown on illegal rare earths mining, which may already be bearing fruit. Around 100 tonnes rare earths has already been produced at the site discovered in Hainan province, which may have been hidden and protected by local government officials, according to a local paper.

Local police and reporters in Hainan province have discovered an illegal rare earths mining operation in Zhongping, after being tipped off by nearby residents.

Around 30 people dug 8 pits in the rubber plantation that surrounds the village and filled these in with plastic sheeting, weighed around the edges with sand bags...

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