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Rare earths could lead to Australian electronics manufacturing boom

Luke Grant

Michael talks to Professor Dudley Kingsnorth, Curtin University Head of Critical Materials Initiative and world authority on the rare earths market & rare earths project development, who says it’s possible that Australia could build a $100 billion industry in mining, processing & manufacturing with our ‘rare earths’.

Rare earths are a group of 17 minerals vital for electronics… anything from wind farms to vacuum cleaners, mobile phones to fighter jets for which China currently holds about 40% of the world’s reserves but controls about 90% of production.

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