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Where Molycorp mines rare earth elements (panoramas)

Here's a view overlooking Molycorp's facility in Mountain Pass, Calif., the only rare earth element mine in the United States.

By April 22, 2011

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Rare-earth miner Molycorp acquires alloy maker

Molycorp, which plans to officially reopen its rare-earth mine in California this week, buys a company which can manufacture neodymium-based alloys for permanent magnets from the minerals it mines.

By April 18, 2011

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Hitachi and Molycorp plan rare earth joint venture

The planned joint venture would bring manufacturing of rare earth alloys and magnets to the U.S.

By December 21, 2010

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Rare-earth mining company replaces CEO amid SEC probe

Molycorp said Mark Smith's departure from the company, which mines minerals that are crucial ingredients for mobile phones, was unrelated to a regulatory investigation into the company's public disclosures.

By December 11, 2012

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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET's Jay Greene explains.

By September 26, 2012

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U.S. at risk of rare earths supply disruptions

The Energy Department issues a report that outlines the risks from being overdependent on China for minerals considered crucial for high-tech products and clean-energy technologies.

By December 15, 2010

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Pay dirt: Why rare-earth metals matter to tech (FAQ)

It was once an obscure topic only for geologists. But China's control over rare earth elements used in green- and high-tech equipment is causing alarm as the nation cuts exports.

By November 1, 2010

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U.S. and E.U. grapple with crunch in rare earth supplies

Nations are pressing for solutions to concerns China may be exploiting stranglehold on metals crucial in the making of portable phones, wind turbines.

By October 26, 2010

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New Mexico puts old mine to solar use

Chevron's Questa mine Superfund site to become 1-megawatt solar farm, providing power to rural New Mexico communities in Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba counties.

By May 13, 2010

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Rare earth element miner seeks to expand in U.S.

Molycorp Minerals seeks to reopen a California mine to extract rare earth elements, a group of metals used for magnets and batteries in hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and other green technologies.

By April 19, 2010