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Aug 11, 2021

State funds to spur rare earth phytomining work

State funds to spur rare earth phytomining work The study will include tests on rare earth element-rich material from the former Mary Kathleen mine site in North-West Queensland.

A study into plants with a propensity to gather rare earths through ‘phytomining’ has attracted $1 million in backing from the State Government. The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute is looking at whether certain types of native plants found at rare earth element-rich sites in Queensland can draw those metals out of the soil…

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