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Mission accomplished

Isolation of dysprosium marks successful end to Ucore's SuperLig-One pilot

Many were skeptical of Ucore Rare Metals Inc.’s claims that it had identified a technology that would revolutionize the way the notoriously tightly interlocked rare earth elements are separated. Less than two years later, however, the mineral explorer turned innovator has quieted some of this doubt by separating the most critical rare earth – dysprosium – from a solution derived from its Bokan Mou...


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