Jordan to start looking for ‘rare earths’ near the Red Sea

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Jordanian authorities unveiled plans on Wednesday to look for lithium and several other types of rare minerals in the south of the country, local media reported. The ministry plans to carry out preliminary assessments and geological surveys within the next two years, in an area of 2,400 square kilometers in the region of Dubaidib near the coastal city of Aqaba. Energy Minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said the exploration will target 17 rare-earth elements and lithium, which the ministry believes are found “in good quantities” in the area. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources signed an agre…

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