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    China's Continuing Monopoly Over Rare Earth…

    Rare metals are also critical in most mobile devices, computer disk drives and televisions. [OPINION: Are We Losing the Race for Rare Earths?] "REE prices spiked after China enacted a 40 percent export quota cut in July 2010, . Americans generally feel good about the economy's current health.

    Why rare-earth mining in the West is a bust — High…

    Rare-earth prices were sky-high thanks to Chinese market manipulation; American manufacturers in 2014 imported just $210 million worth of rare . Mountain Pass has one of the best deposits of rare earths on the planet. At the very top of the mine, a crusher reduced chunks of ore to pea-sized gravel.

    Rare earth metals: tech manufacturers must think…

    A worker at a rare earth metals mine at Nancheng county, Jiangxi province, China. is using its economic clout to undercut the prices offered by mines in good IT solutions or devices with new technology, manufacturers are