17 Rare Earth Elements? The Number Is Actually 52. . .
Source: Investment U, David Fessler (9/15/11)
"The scary part is the list comprises nearly half the elements in the entire periodic table."
At least according to a new list published by the British Geological Survey (BGS). These include the standard list of 17 Rare Earth Elements, 97% of which are produced in China.
However, the list also includes other "technology metals" used in modern digital devices and things like solar panels, wind generators and other green technologies, that are most at risk from supply disruption.
The scary part is the list comprises nearly half the elements in the entire periodic table. You can see the entire list here. The supply risk index runs from 1 (very low risk) to 10 (very high risk). . .View Full Article