Friday, August 5, 2011
Rare Earth Metal Boom in Nebraska?
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The article linked below, in the Washington Times, highlights the emerging boom related to a rare earth metals find in a small town in Nebraska. As readers may recall, from the seabed article on rare earth metals post a few weeks ago the Chinese have us by the short hairs when it comes to rare earth metals.
The U.S. has relied on China for years for the 17 minerals that are defined as rare earths by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Despite having such obscure names as praseodymium, promethium and samarium - no copper or zinc here - they are necessary for such routine contemporary technologies as magnets, laser pointers and miniature electronics, such as iPods.
This local communties affected by this boom, like those affected by the the shale gas plays Collaborative Construction has been posting about here, need to considere an planned and intergrated approach to the economic development coming their way.
Rare Earth Metals in Nebraska
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