A rare rare earth mineral is mined from New Mexico’s Chihuahua Mountains

Minerals are becoming a bigger part of the world’s economy, and with the development of high-tech manufacturing facilities around the world, there’s an increasing demand for the elements they contain.

But where do you find them?

This article examines rare earths (REE) mined in New Mexico and shows that mining is happening right under your nose, right under the noses of people who may not know they exist.