Safeguarding Our Future Supply of Rare Earths

- March 29th, 2010

Theaureport.com reported on Safeguarding Our Future Supply of Rare Earths:

Theaureport.com reported on Safeguarding Our Future Supply of Rare Earths:

Price may not be as important as security of supply,” says Jack Lifton, an independent consultant with more than 45 years of experience in sourcing nonferrous strategic metals. In the U.S., our dependence on rare metals is undermined by the simple fact that we’re not producing any. Given that China now controls 95% of these ‘technology metals’ and the world is projected to eat 200,000 tons of rare earth metals near 2015, Jack tells The Gold Report we need to jumpstart our own domestic supply chain and, more importantly, build the refineries to process them—rather than sending them to China for refining, which is our only option currently.

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