As they are a hot commodity right now, talking about Rare Earths Elements is en vogue these days. As fascinating as they are, the terminology associated with this group of minerals composed of the fifteen lanthanoid elements plus Scandium and Yttrium remains confusing to many.
To clarify things, American Resources expert and Technology Metals Research co-founder Gareth Hatch has put together a helpful “Refresher on the Basics” of REE-terminology on his website.
Clearly, word choices matter. Says Hatch:
“As I always tell people – just make sure that you understand exactly which definitions a particular company is using, when looking at reported data which use one or more of the group names described above. In the meantime, let’s hope that certain of my fellow commentators on the rare-earth sector start to get the hang of the basic terminology for these materials…”
Read the full article here.