Japan breaks China's stranglehold on rare metals with sea-mud bonanza

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    Japan breaks China's stranglehold on rare metals with sea-mud bonanza

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    Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo, displays a mud sample extracted from the depths of about 4,000 metres (13,123 ft) below the Pacific ocean surface where rare earth elements were found. – Reuters


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    Re: Japan breaks China's stranglehold on rare metals with sea-mud bona

    Hindu Bhai @Armand2REP :yo: :france:
     
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    4,000 deep, it is not like 4m in China, it is a problem how to dig them out without disturb sea monsters.
     
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    Didn't you read the article? It doesn't have to dig, they blow it with air and collect it. France has enough rare earth to put China out of business. You are running low anyway with illegal mining depleting your reserves.
     
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    Just proves how amateurish Chinese planners are. What were they thinking when they decided to use rare earth metals to blackmail Japan, US, etc? They think that people will just bow to them?
     
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    The thing is, other countries do have rare earths but it is so polluting and unprofitable to mine it they stopped. Only China was willing to destroy their environment and sell it dirt cheap. Now China is running low thanks to illegal unregulated mining and they are putting caps on it to try and make up for lost profits. Now France has clean access to more rare earths than China could ever dream.
     
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    Another clueless comment from your imaginary world. China curbed the exports because they need it themselves.
    Reuters reported that China has made it clear that it would rather be the largest rare earth consumer than the biggest rare earth exporter, and may begin importing the metals as early as 2014.

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    “By 2014 or 2015, China will probably be in a net import situation for certain rare earths,” said Mark Smith, chief executive of Colorado-based miner Molycorp, which this year acquired China-based Neo Material Technologies to boost its processing know-how and its presence in China.

    “When the demand is there, that’s where the supply has to go. Over 80 percent of the magnets produced in the world come from China and that is growing just tremendously every year,” Smith told Reuters in an interview.

    “Simply put, we don’t think China can keep up with the demand for rare earths,” [Smith] said. “They are going to have to go to the outside.”

    China May Import REEs by 2014 | Rare Earth Investing News
    Please active your brain from time to time instead of posting stupid comments. It took me like 10 sec to google.


    China produces more than 95% of the world's rare earths, 17 elements critical to manufacturing everything from iPads to low-emission cars.
    The country has set production caps and export quotas on rare earths, saying it aims to protect resources and the environment in an effort to promote sustainable development.
    China Sets First-half Rare Earth Export Quota for 2013 | Supply Chain content from IndustryWeek

    I wish you all the good luck replacing China. :p
     
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    if you are correct, France must be supporting china and making top dollar now.
     
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    o, sorry , 5,700 meters then, blowing them out must cost them an arm and a leg.
     
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    Maybe it is clueless in your parallel World, conceived by the propagandists of the CCP and PLA, but not in the real World. Remember when rare earth metals were halted shipments to Japan? It was in 2010 after Japan arrested Chinese fishermen in the disputed territories. It was made to punish Tokyo just how China moved to punish Tokyo after the latest spat over the same disputed territories when Tokyo bought the islands from the private owners.

    If I were you I'd read international news sources other than the CCP sanitised news in China. That is, of course unless you willingly subscribe to CCP versions...
     
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    @ice berg, nonsense... China capped rare earth production because black market mining has depleted reserves and driven down prices. You were selling so cheap you practically gave it away. Now that we have 1000X more rare earth than China, France will dominate the industry.
     
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    why not 999.9x or 1000.0001x than china. you just made up the number?
    we are happy you guys have so much rare earth we can save us and buy from your country.
     
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    Not among the brightest ones out there, are you? I already provided sources why China curbed the exports. I guess some kids just never heard of reuters and industryweek. They are far more authentic than most tabloid news out there or the street gossip you read. Btw they are not sponsored by CCP:rolleyes:
     
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    Obviously reuters and industryweek disagree with your fervor infested mind. What is the french share of current market btw? "Will dominate the industry?" pure awesomeness.... :wave:
     
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    Still dont see your "fance will dominate industry" dream:wave:
     
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    Let me spell it out, Chinese reserves depleting, French Polynesia reserves 1000x greater. Get the picture?:wave:
     
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    Constraint is the mother of invention.
    @Armand2REP can you post some authentic/reliable sources on the actual reserves of French Polynesia ? and how expensive is it to mine it ?
     
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