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Is there praseodymium in them thar hills?

By Eileen De Guire / August 2, 2013

  The hunt for rare earth sources includes finding new sources, reclaiming mine tailings, and extracting them from discarded electronics. Here, Ames Laboratory researchers apply physical metallurgy principles to extracting rare earths from recycled components. Credit: Ames Lab.   When it comes to mining rare earth minerals, there is no “low hanging” fruit. Their name,…

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