Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rare Earth Minerals and its usage

A mineral that contains one or more rare earth elements as major metal constituents is known as Rare Earth Mineral or Rare Earth Elements (REE). These elements are a set of seventeen chemical elements. These rare earth elements occur together in the periodic table. These minerals are found in the earth’s crust and are extensively used in consumer products.

These minerals are further categorized into two types :
1. Light Rare Earth Minerals and
2. Heavy Rare Earth Minerals.
In India, VV Mineral is one of amongst the largest Manufacturer and Exporter of Garnet & Ilmenite. Globally, VV Mineral is poised to rise to the number one position. VV Mineral is the first private Ilmenite Exporter in India.

These minerals are used in manufacturing various consumer products i.e. Electronic Devices, Clean Technologies, Defence, Advanced Communications and Healthcare. Rare earth elements are crucial to maintaining our current lifestyle and economy as well as build a strong and sustainable future. 

Refer the infographic below for further details : 

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