In the Mineral Sector 85% area of FATA had been geologically explored where prospects for a number of precious minerals including oil, gas, gold, copper, manganese, chromites, granite, Bentonite, gypsum and Bastnasite
had been positive and promising.
The largest percentage of worldwide rare earth economic resources correspond to Bastnasite
deposits in China and the U.
04 ppb), however we suspect that higher levels of Ce found in our seawater samples from coastal CA relates to the anthropogenic influence of mining of Ce-rich minerals like bastnasite
and monazite for use in the petroleum industry (Olmez et al.
However, in bastnasite
and monazite -- minerals that serve as the two major commercial rare-earth sources -- the relative ratios of rare-earth metals are dramatically skewed from that otherwise constant pattern, which geochemists call the "crustal abundance.
Molycorp Minerals, LLC announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an exploration program to be carried out in 2010 and 2011, for the purpose of better delineating the existence and extent of various Bastnasite
, Monazite and other Rare Earth bearing mineral deposits known to exist outside the current mining area on the Company's property and claims at Mountain Pass, California.