The top 3 rare earth metals currently are Cerium, Neodymium, and Gadolinium.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
To provide rare earth mineral information, the Absolute Wealth newsletter published the “Rare Earth Element ETF Could Make Investing In Rare Earths Lucrative” article today. The Absolute Wealth newsletter reveals, that investors have been taking a second look at rare earth element ETF for investing in rare earths. The Absolute Wealth newsletter reports that the top 3 rare earth metals currently are Cerium, Neodymium, and Gadolinium.
Cerium is actually the 25th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, the newsletter explains, having 68 parts per million. The Absolute Wealth newsletter says that it is roughly as abundant as copper and could feasibly find itself traded individually on global commodity exchanges if adequate supply lines were secured. Commercial applications of cerium are numerous, which the Absolute Wealth newsletter says include catalysts, additives to fuel to reduce emissions and to glass and enamels to change their color.
The Absolute Wealth newsletter explains that Neodymium is a soft silvery metal that tarnishes in the air. Although neodymium is classed as a rare earth, the newsletter adds, it is no rarer than cobalt, nickel, and copper ore, and is widely distributed in the Earth’s crust. Some neodymium-doped glasses are also used in lasers that emit infrared light which have been used in extremely high power applications, such as experiments in inertial confinement fusion, the newsletter reveals.
Gadolinium is a silvery-white, malleable and ductile rare-earth metal the Absolute Wealth newsletter reveals. It is found in nature only in combined (salt) form, the newsletter adds. It has unusual metallurgical properties, and as a metal or salt has exceptionally high absorption of neutrons and therefore is used for shielding in neutron radiography and in nuclear reactors, the Absolute Wealth newsletter explains. Though it has no large-scale uses, the newsletter reveals, Gadolinium has a variety of specialized uses, and is very effective for use with neutron radiography and in shielding of nuclear reactors.
The Absolute Wealth newsletter reveals that the top 3 suppliers of these rare earth metals outside of China are Molycorp, Avalon Rare Metals, and Lynas. Investors searching for rare earth minerals stocks have these to consider, advises the newsletter. The “Rare Earth Riches” eBook that was recently published by Absolute Wealth will provide the information needed when searching for rare earth stocks and rare earth element ETF accounts.