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The Bayan Obo mine in Inner Mongolia is the home to world's largest deposit of 'rare earth' and the world's largest mine for rare earth, that produces some 70% of the world's rare earth. Rare earths are a class of 17 elements essential for high tech industrial purposes from hard-discs to smart bombs and are essential for most green technology such as wind turbines and re-chargable car batteries. China produces 97% of the world's rare earths..FILE PHOTO-DEC 2009
The Bayan Obo mine in Inner Mongolia is the home to world's largest deposit of 'rare earth' and the world's largest mine for rare earth, that produces some 70% of the world's rare earth. Rare earths are a class of 17 elements essential for high tech industrial purposes from hard-discs to smart bombs and are essential for most green technology such as wind turbines and re-chargable car batteries. China produces 97% of the world's rare earths..FILE PHOTO-DEC 2009
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