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Workers at China Moly’s Congo mine end one-day strike over covid-19

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The next Molycorp? Frontier says it can produce rare earths by 2015

Mining and processing rare earths is a tricky business. Processing the materials is costly, and the supply of the 17 elements used in manufacturing everything from smart phones to electric cars and missile guidance systems is pretty much sewn up by China, which has 95% of the production.

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