China Inner Mongolia sets light rare-earth ore mining quota at 59,500t in 2015
Stockholm, June 10 (Greenpost) — North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region set mining quota of light rare earth ores in 2015 at 59,500 metric tons (tonnes), according to local department of land and resources on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Inner Mongolia set the tungsten concentrate mining quota at 1,500 tonnes this year.
Earlier, China has set mining quota of rare earth ores in 2015 at 105,000 tonnes, unchanged from that in 2014, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR).
Of 105,000 tonnes of rare earth mining quota, the quota of medium-to-heavy rare-earth minerals amounted to 17,900 tonnes, while that of light rare-earth minerals stood at 87,100 tonnes, said the ministry.
The tungsten concentrate mining quota in the country was set at 91,300 tonnes in 2015, according to the ministry. (Edited by Hu Pingchao, firstname.lastname@example.org)