Another large rare earth mine found in Hubei's Shiyan

15:11, October 09, 2010      

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A large-scale rare earth mine was discovered in Longba Town of Zhuxi County in the city of Shiyan in Hubei Province, according to the Hubei Land and Resources Department. After a week-long site investigation, geologists ascertained that rich rare earth resources are preserved under the Laoyin Mountain located at Zhuxi County.

Currently, experts are launching detection and location for the indices of the rare earth mineral's composition, structure, quality and reserve amount. They said this region is very rich in forest resources, water resources and mineral resources.

A total of 12 rare earth mines, including two mineral deposits that can be developed in scale, were previously discovered in Zhushan County, also in the city of Shiyan.

The Miaoya Niobium and Rare Earth Mine in Desheng Town of Zhushan County was confirmed by the Hubei Land Reserve Committee as the world's second largest niobium mine after Brazil CBMM's mine. CBMM is the world's largest ferroniobium supplier and produces 60,000 tons of niobium each year.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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