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US and Australia Team Up to Capitalize on Rare-Earth Metal Supply

In Dust Control, Mine & Quarry by Jim Silva

An emerging partnership between the US and Australia promises to change the market for rare-earth metals. Here’s what mining companies can do to prepare for it. From smartphones with longer battery lives to increasingly sophisticated military equipment, many recent technological advances can be traced back to rare-earth metals — elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and dysprosium. Due to the importance …