A front-end loader moves material inside the open pit at Molycorp's Mountain Pass Rare Earth facility in Mountain Pass, California, on June 29, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Trump’s military rare earths drive opens doors for new US mines amid threats of China supply cut

  • US president trying to cut heavy reliance of country on China’s rare earths for military equipment
  • Rare earths have become a flashpoint in the US-China trade war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A front-end loader moves material inside the open pit at Molycorp's Mountain Pass Rare Earth facility in Mountain Pass, California, on June 29, 2015. Photo: Reuters
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