Academics bemoan lack of clarity on China

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Monday, 30 November 2015

Universities lack data on Chinese deposits; Geological origin of Bayan Obo disputed while classifications in southern China uncertain.

The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) Symposium on Strategic and Critical Minerals in Victoria, Canada, in November was told how, in Western circles of geological academia, understanding of China’s rare earths industry deposits and industry remains as elusive as ever.

Anthony Williams-Jones, a hydrothermal mineral deposit expert at McGill...

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