‘An age of mineral eclecticism’

“Wind power generation requires dysprosium. Dysprosium? Sound too chemistry-major? Here’s the skinny: symbol “Dy,” atomic number 66. Almost all of it is found in clay ores in southern China or in deposits in western Australia. Based on what I could find, about 100 tons of dysprosium are produced a year, and 98 of those tons are produced in China. In 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy concluded dysprosium was the “most critical element for emerging clean energy technologies.”

Do you like your clean energy depending on the whims of the Communist Party in Beijing? That’s the mob that approved the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre of 2,000 pro-democracy demonstrators.”

Some of this is that enviro-nazis wont let us mine our own deposits… some is that… well apparently 85% of niobium comes from one mine… in Brazil.

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