Abstract

Rare-earth elements (REE: lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, scandium, and yttrium) have unique chemical, magnetic, and luminescent properties that make them critical to several high-technology industries. Their applications in many emerging technologies associated with the transport, information, environment, energy, defence, nuclear, and aerospace industries have gained rapid momentum in recent years. This, together with a narrow global supply base, has led to price increases for the REE, and so they are becoming an increasingly attractive commodity for the mineral industry. This report describes the distribution, geological characteristics, and resources of Australia's major REE deposits as a stimulus for further research into their geological characteristics. The information and main messages presented are intended to inform the public, students, and professionals.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2011-01-01T00:00:00

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Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

71820 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/71820/

Keywords

GA Publication
Monograph
metallogenesis
mineral deposits
geochronology
prospectivity
commodities
AU
Earth Sciences

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English

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
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