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Is anyone looking at the millions of tons of #RareEarths sitting untapped inside phosphogypsum deposits scattered all over central Florida?
This paper estimates that they're at 0.04%-1% concentration and there's 1bn tons of deposits, which translates to 400,000 tons to 10m tons of rare earths or up to a century's worth of global demand at current rates.…
I say "deposits", really I mean waste/tailings.

I presume the difficulty of safe extraction is why no one is interested in this, but ... if you're really worried that F-35s won't be able to fly because of a rare earths import ban, it's worth thinking about.
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Your regular reminder that not all #RareEarths are created equal: A A$32.55, 1-litre bottle of rare earths-based pool cleaner:…
This is lanthanum, which like cerium is pretty much trash but constitutes a large share of most rare earths deposits.

Neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, yttrium etc are where the real action is.
Here's where you're most likely to encounter cerium -- flints from cigarette lighters
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🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 🇮🇷 #Canada arrests #Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver – The Globe and Mail…
A gauge of #technology shares on the MSCI #Asia Pacific Index slid as much as 3 percent before paring some losses - Bloomberg
🇺🇸 #SPX ⬇ as much as 1.9% from Tuesday’s close, before paring some losses. Selling pressure early in the session was so intense that it forced CME Group to intermittently pause trading, according to a spokesperson for the exchange - Bloomberg
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#demographics #militaries #economies #currencies
- Best demographics
- Largest military
- Largest economy
- Most used currency
- Liquid financial markets
- Open capital account
- Rule of law
- Best geography
- Can be self sufficient if required
- Not trade dependent
Top trade partners as of 30 June 2018:
- China: 15.2% (strategic competitor)
- Canada: 15.1%
- Mexico: 14.6%
- Japan: 5.1%
- Germany: 4.4%

The next 10 years could result in the below:
- Mexico (25%)
- Canada (20%
- Japan (7%)
- South Korea (5%)
- Great Britain (4%)
Bring the manufacturing (jobs) home while negatively impacting China's economy.………
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