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Rare Earth Elements, Rare Metals, and Battery Minerals

Rare Earth Elements, Rare Metals, & Battery Minerals: Modern society runs on rare earths and battery minerals, so an overview on what they are and where they come from.  Also why rare metals (while very important) are NOT the same as rare earths.

Rare Earth Elements vs. Rare Metals: an overview - Rare earths are a hot topic, but rare earths and rare metals are different.

All Rare Earth Elements are not equal: Talk is about rare earths and how important they are, but there are actually several rare earth elements.

Rare Earth Element Mining and Processing: How do you mine and process rare earths.

Rare Metals: an overview of Tantalum, Niobium, Cobalt, Zirconium, Gallium and Indium

Battery Minerals: Lithium & Cobalt

Graphite: the other key battery mineral

Mining for Solar Cells:  Solar cells/panels also rely heavily on mining.



MIke Albrecht, P.E.

o   40+ years’ experience in the mining industry with strong mineral processing experience in precious metals, copper, industrial minerals, coal, and phosphate

o   Operational experience in precious metals, coal, and phosphate plus in petrochemicals.

o   Extensive experience performing studies and determining feasibility in the US and international (United States, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, and Greece).

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