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    Default New discovery of rare-earth minerals on a tiny Japanese island can be worth billions



    The discovery of vast reserves of rare-earth elements on a tiny Japanese island, that can be used in everything from iPhones to missile systems to electric vehicles, has been described as a "game changer." Minami-Torishima Island, also known as Marcus Island, is described as having "tremendous potential" for rare-earth elements and yttrium. I wonder if there is any Lanthanum for some of our custom eyepieces there? You can read more about this here, at:
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    Default Re: New discovery of rare-earth minerals on a tiny Japanese island can be worth billi

    Thank you Marshall!

    Upon a closer look at the pic of that tiny island,
    these rare earths elements deposits may come from the trash burried by the air force.

    Here, we don't have many islands, but some woods also rich on metals, and anything rare not found in 'regular' woods. They mark them with the "No entry" signs.

    Sorry for joking,

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    Default Re: New discovery of rare-earth minerals on a tiny Japanese island can be worth billi

    yep they say gold and diamonds etc are rare but its everywhere you look...
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