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The world's largest "rare-earth" mine at  Bayon Obo is the home of rare earth with 77% of the world's production coming from this mine, including Neodymium. The production of "rare-earths" is an extremely poisenous process with plants in the U.S. being closed due to environmental concerns. China accounts for some 97% of rare earth consumed world-wide. The "rare earth elements" are a group of 17 elements that are essential in 25% of modern technology including cell phones, computer hard discs, and electric motors and inparticular green technology such as electric batteries and wind turbines.
The world's largest "rare-earth" mine at Bayon Obo is the home of rare earth with 77% of the world's production coming from this mine, including Neodymium. The production of "rare-earths" is an extremely poisenous process with plants in the U.S. being closed due to environmental concerns. China accounts for some 97% of rare earth consumed world-wide. The "rare earth elements" are a group of 17 elements that are essential in 25% of modern technology including...
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