House Bill 4866 is to “reestablish a competitive domestic rare earths minerals production industry; a domestic rare earth processing, refining, purification and metals production industry; a domestic rare earth metals alloying industry; and a domestic rare earth based magnet production industry and supply chain in the United States.”
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Presentations by Molycorp, owner of the Mountain Pass rare earths mine in California, show that China's demands for rare earths are rapidly approaching the total world production, 97% of which they produce (right).
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