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Trump Issues Fresh Rare Earth Mining Executive Order
OAN ^ | 30 Sep 2020 | Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Sandra Maler

Posted on 09/30/2020 9:59:07 PM PDT by blueplum

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The EO could also lead to some mining going on.

Trump signed this latest EO prior to the Duluth rally.

Below are three links. One a bloomberg article that recaps Chinese involvement in a California mine. The other two are maps showing possible rare earth mining locations in the US.

1 posted on 09/30/2020 9:59:07 PM PDT by blueplum
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sorry I misspoke, not bloomberg article, a Defense News article about the California mine:
https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/11/12/the-collapse-of-american-rare-earth-mining-and-lessons-learned/

Map 1:
https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5220/
Map 2:
https://mrdata.usgs.gov/ree/map-us.html


2 posted on 09/30/2020 10:01:06 PM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017))
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And where where are those links? :)


3 posted on 09/30/2020 10:01:25 PM PDT by norcal joe
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Ok, you just posted them.


4 posted on 09/30/2020 10:01:52 PM PDT by norcal joe
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To: norcal joe

haha. I’m a slow cut and paster :)


5 posted on 09/30/2020 10:03:52 PM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017))
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More WINNING!


6 posted on 09/30/2020 10:03:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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Back in the Day the DOD used to try to manage Strategic Commodities sourcing wrt the US’s military production needs.

They had reports and processes and funding.


7 posted on 09/30/2020 10:06:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Haha.

Very interesting Defense News article (from last year). One of the comments said "Somebody should let President Trump know. Seriously."

It looks like somebody did. :)

8 posted on 09/30/2020 10:13:48 PM PDT by norcal joe
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Cerium is popular these days


9 posted on 09/30/2020 10:16:06 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigedLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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This is another thing that Trump is doing because his idiot predecessors failed to do it.


10 posted on 09/30/2020 10:23:23 PM PDT by Arcadian Empire
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I just hope we open up lead mines again. Bullets are too high.


11 posted on 09/30/2020 10:25:28 PM PDT by chuckles
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Praseodymium, Hallelujah.


12 posted on 09/30/2020 10:33:52 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Caveat Emperor)
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Didn’t Biden just say in the debate last night that Executive Orders are meaningless? My thought at the time was, if they’re meaningless, why did Obama sign so many of them.


13 posted on 09/30/2020 11:13:05 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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Good! The 0bama administration did zip about this issue. It has been a concern for a few decades.


14 posted on 10/01/2020 4:48:39 AM PDT by SueRae (An administration like no other.)
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A good read. China has been buying mining assets in other countries unabated. I remember Molycorp and a few others. the last administration was out to lunch on this issue.


15 posted on 10/01/2020 4:52:02 AM PDT by SueRae (An administration like no other.)
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Good. Between the mine/processing plant we have reopened and the moved our allies (Australia, Canada, Japan) have made to ramp up their capacity, we are addressing this key vulnerability. China had 90% of the market a few years ago. It’s down to 70% now.


16 posted on 10/01/2020 6:04:45 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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Molycorp

China pulled a standard oil and sold REEs below market to make certain companies like Molycorp could not compete in the U.S., Some-ting you can do when you are a command economy protecting your monopoly. (That, coupled with Hostility to any mining in Liberal states like CA discouraged REE mining.)

Note that a lot of the managment in Molycorp (which is now partly owned by China) are attempting to open a Mine targeting Niobium and Scandium in Elk Creek NE. (Niocorp, Niobf). Because China has no Scandium mines They can’t sell scandium below market. (Scandium can be somthing like $1500 to $2500 a kilogram. Used to create a weldable aluminum alloy with about 30% reduction in weight.)

Texas Mineral Recources, TMRC has an REE mining site in S/w Texas, Medallion REsources, MLLOF is attemting to process REES from Monzanite sands from the southern U.S., UCcore, UURAF, is trying to mine the Bokan Ridge (?) in Southeast Alaska.


17 posted on 10/01/2020 6:42:34 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t vote for Trump, then again there are stupid liberal Demorats.


18 posted on 10/01/2020 6:48:43 AM PDT by Rappini (Compromise has its place. It's called second.)
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Bkmk


19 posted on 10/01/2020 6:49:44 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (With age comes wisdom or well practiced ignorance)
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IIRC, New Mexico has rare earth deposits.


20 posted on 10/01/2020 9:27:01 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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