Old king coal: The next rare earths rush?

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 22 October 2018

With trade wars once again exacerbating concerns over critical mineral supplies, Fastmarkets correspondent Rose Pengelly looks at whether new technologies can make coal a viable alternative source of rare earths.

The latest flaring of trade tensions between the United States and China has set alarm bells ringing about the security of rare earths supplies – and not for the first time.

China has dominated the global supply of rare earths since the 1990s, and was responsible for more than 80% of...

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