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A clean way to extract rare earth metals

Rare earth metals — those 17 chemically similar elements at the bottom of the periodic table — are in almost every piece of technology...

Missing electrons the secret to mine metal

Researchers have advanced the quest to understand how one of Australia and the world's largest zinc and lead mining deposits was formed. Covering 2 km2,...

New Kind of Metal in the Deep Earth

The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth...

Heavy metal meets hard rock: Battling through the ocean crust’s hardest...

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 335 Superfast Spreading Rate Crust 4 recently completed operations in Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 1256D, a deep...

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