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Lessons from the Collapse of U.S. Rare Earths Production

October 2, 2020

Out in the Mojave Desert in California lies the Mountain Pass mine, once the world’s foremost supplier of valuable rare earth minerals  –  17 elements deemed critical to modern society. In an age when China controls 80 percent of the global output of these minerals, it is strange to believe that a once-dominant source sits […]