The rare-earth elements: vital to modern technologies and lifestyles

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Description Explains how and where rare-earth resources form and concentrate and how they are used and interact with the environment to affect human and ecosystem health. Discusses supply and demand trends and where undiscovered sources of rare-earths might be found.
Originators van Gosen, Bradley S.; Verplanck, Philip L.; Long, Keith R.; Gambogi, Joseph; and Seal, Robert R. II
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3078

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