Japan 'rare earth' haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance

Matter of fact, the country found so many rare-earth metals that researchers say it now has enough to supply the world on a “semi-infinite basis,” reports CNBC. The hoard of rare-earth metals was found in Japanese waters in the Pacific Ocean in a 965-square-mile seabed near Minami-Tori-shima Island. In that seabed, researchers found, sits more … Continue reading “Back up the money truck! Japan just found tons of rare-earth metals” Matter of fact, the country found so many rare-earth metals that researchers say it now has enough to supply the world on a “semi-infinite basis,” reports CNBC. The hoard of rare-earth metals was found in Japanese waters in the Pacific Ocean in a 965-square-mile seabed near Minami-Tori-shima Island. In that seabed, researchers found, sits more than 16 million tons of rare-earth oxides.Read Full Story

Japan 'rare earth' haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance

The discovery of potentially millions of tons of valuable "rare earth" elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia's number-two economy can reduce its dependence on Chinese supply.

Sun 15 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Japan team maps 'semi-infinite' rare earth reserves

Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a "semi-infinite basis," according to a fresh study.

Wed 11 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Treasure island: Rare metals discovery on remote Pacific atoll is worth billions of dollars

The discovery of vast reserves of rare-earth elements on a tiny island found in Japan's exclusive economic waters, used in everything from iPhones to missile systems to electric vehicles, has ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from FOXNews

A Tremendous Supply of Rare Earth Metals Is Sitting in Japanese Waters

Rare-earth minerals are difficult to mine in a cost-effective manner, but new resources found off the coast of Japan could change worldwide availability. The post A Tremendous Supply of Rare ...

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Extremetech

'Semi-infinite' trove of rare-Earth metals can be used to create high-tech product discovered

Researchers from Japan have found an area of ocean near Minamitorishima Island that contains enough rare meta;s to provide the tech industry with materials for hundreds of years.

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

Back up the money truck! Japan just found tons of rare-earth metals

Matter of fact, the country found so many rare-earth metals that researchers say it now has enough to supply the world on a “semi-infinite basis,” reports CNBC. The hoard of rare-earth ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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