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Goodbye China? Minami Tori island off Japan finds huge treasure of rare earth materials

A rare form of mud found in a Japanese island may turn out to be a treasure for the future scientists and it consists of huge quantity of rare earth materials, scientists say. With an estimated 16 million tonnes of mud, the massive, “semi-infinite” stores of valuable rare earth minerals in the island off Japan shores in the Pacific Ocean ...

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How mineral-rich Japan can dictate world now?

China’s minister visited Tokyo for an economic dialogue last week not without a valid reason. Japan no longer needs China’s rare earth materials as it found a treasure of an island in its own backyard and the supply is semi-inifinite. This is what’s called turn-around in destiny. Some precious “rare-earth” metals such as yttrium is vital to manufacture lasers, magnets, ...

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