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Canada, Australia hunt for rare earths Hopes are high for major finds of rare earths in Canada, the US and Australia, as Chinese rare earth metals exports used in hi-tech gadgets fall sharply. ‘Everyone has started to search for rare earth elements (REE),’ Michel Jebrak, a mineral resources specialist at the University of Quebec in Montreal, told AFP. ‘The Japanese are desperately searching all over. Europe has a new strategic plan to secure rare earth elements too. It all started with concerns over China’s monopoly, triggering a race to find new deposits and mine them.’ Rare earth metals are a set of 17 chemical elements that despite their name are abundant in the Earth’s crust, but are very dispersed and rarely found in economically exploitable concentrations. China currently produces, mostly in Inner Mongolia, almost 95 per cent of the rare earth elements used in cellul...

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