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  1. #1

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    rare earth minerals

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    i have an assay of some clay and it has small amounts of rare earths.
    does any one know anything about rare earths
    here are the test results.
    Ce 37.3 ppm
    Dy 4.82 ppm
    Er 2.96 ppm
    Eu 1.29 ppm
    Gd 5.07 ppm
    Ho 1.05 ppm
    La 17.9 ppm
    Lu .54 ppm
    Nb 5.8 ppm
    Pr 4.78 ppm
    Sm 4.71 ppm
    Tb 0.79 ppm
    Tm 0.50 ppm
    Y 31.1 ppm
    Yb 3.49 ppm

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    Jan 2010
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    Re: rare earth minerals

    Most rare earth mines have other elements that are more plentiful, and the rare earth element recovery are a by product of processing for the other major element. There was a large strike for rare earths south west of Omaha Nebraska this summer - you never know where you will find ore.

    California and Colorado are 2 other states I know that have mining areas that have processed it.
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2005
    Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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    Re: rare earth minerals

    It looks like you have a lot of the minerals listed here

    http://www.chemicalelements.com/groups/rareearth.html
    Glen

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    Flatlander bitten by the gold bug.

    Jan 2005
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    Re: rare earth minerals

    hmmm,

    REE's have a brought spectrum of uses, from electronics, to hybrid vehicles.

    moller's post is correct in the fact Quantum RE minerals, used a 1980s mineral assessment from UNL Nat Res, to further drill for REE deposits.

    niobium is used in alloying other metals, increasing tensile strength. It is also used in creation of superconductive materials.

    In the area in question, known as the Elk Creek Formation, (Niobium, Neodynium) have been assayed in quantities, similar to those assays in the current leader "China".

    Generally "soil" is not the parent material. The "lode" so to speak in the area in question is material at depths of 600' to 1200' below surface. In a layer from the late Ordovician era, when much of the continent was under water.
    http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/namO450.jpg

    uses of REE's
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element


    Gold is where you find it..

  5. #5

    Jun 2007
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    Re: rare earth minerals

    Quote Originally Posted by nebraskadad
    hmmm,
    REE's have a brought spectrum of uses, from electronics, to hybrid vehicles.
    moller's post is correct in the fact Quantum RE minerals, used a 1980s mineral assessment from UNL Nat Res, to further drill for REE deposits.
    niobium is used in alloying other metals, increasing tensile strength. It is also used in creation of superconductive materials.
    In the area in question, known as the Elk Creek Formation, (Niobium, Neodynium) have been assayed in quantities, similar to those assays in the current leader "China".
    Generally "soil" is not the parent material. The "lode" so to speak in the area in question is material at depths of 600' to 1200' below surface. In a layer from the late Ordovician era, when much of the continent was under water.
    http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/namO450.jpg
    uses of REE's
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element
    very interesting, thanks.
    the hard pann comes from this dike, i theorize the dike has been working from volcanics and has been slowly depositing this mound of hard pann for millions of years. i assume this volcanic rock has come from deep deaths. do you think i should test it for rare earths.
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