General outlines of
rare earths in Việt Nam
Bùi Tất Hợp, Trịnh Đình Huấn, Nguyễn
Rare earths were discovered in Việt Nam since 1956 and invested to search,
evaluate and explore from 1957 to present day. The results of the investigation
and assessment have indicated that the Vietnamese country has great potential in
rare earths. Rare earth mines in Việt Nam are of from medium to large
scale, consisting mostly of light rare earth group (lanthanum-cerium group), of
hydrothermal origin and concentrated in the West Bắc Bộ region. Recent studies have discovered the deposit type of ion
absorbing rare earths in the Lào Cai area. At present, the demand for
using rare earths more and more increases, especially China (the country supplying the
world market with 95% rare earths) begins to realize the storage policy on
mineral resources, therefore, the world market of rare earth becomes animated.
The work of investigation, evaluation and exploration of rare earths as well as
the research on policy of investment, exploitation, processing and export of
rare earths need to be paid worthy attention.
Người biên tập: Nguyễn Quang Hưng.