Illegal rare earth mine in Hainan province uncovered
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
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...