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U.S. Drones Scouring for Rare Earths to End Reliance on China

  • U.S. is 100% dependent on imports of rare earths, USGS says
  • Production climbed 44% to 26,000 metric tons last year
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May, 2019: China Is Ready to Weaponize Rare Earths

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The U.S. is deploying drones and other technology as it scours for potential rare-earths reserves at home and abroad to wean the nation off its dependence on Chinese imports.