SA rare earths mine looks to cash in on US-China feud

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SA rare earths mine looks to cash in on US-China feud

The Steenkampskraal mine has the highest-grade deposits of the minerals vital to cutting-edge industries

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It’s old, doesn’t look like much and is located well out the way in an arid part of western SA.

But the Steenkampskraal Mine may be about to become piping-hot mining property thanks to some of the world’s highest-grade deposits of rare earth metals.

“Steenkampskraal will become a very important source of rare earths for the global industry,” Trevor Blench, chairperson of Steenkampskraal Holdings Ltd, said during a recent tour...

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