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Enormous rare earths crisis brewing: China shutting down 3 major dysprosium mines

By / September 8, 2011

SEM image of Dysprosium hydroxyfluoride fibers. Credit: PPNL. A few days ago, Xinhua News agency reported that three rare earth mining districts near Ganzhou city have been order to halt production by year-end. In fact, production at one of the mines has been halted already, according to Li Guoqing, director of the city’s mining management…

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