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Photos from: Making rare earths separation less rare

Innovation Metals lab technicians testing REE separation tech.Dysprosium and terbium oxide powders.“What are Rare Earths?” and Lynas logo on a smartphone screen.Piles of rare earth oxides used for magnets, batteries, and high-tech products.Rendering of the USA Rare Earth plant being built in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Peggy Greb, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. is investing heavily into facilities to separate rare earths into the individual elements needed for high-tech applications. Clockwise from top center: praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium.

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