Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rare Earth Rarification

The Chinese government have announced that they are cutting back their production of Rare Earth Elements (REE’s) in order to “meet environmental standards, and follow a sustainable growth path”. That in itself may not sound like such a serious proclamation, were … Continue reading

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I have a plan

There’s something I’ve always wanted to have a go at doing myself, and frankly the industrial equipment for it is stupidly expensive.  There’s a party happening later this year which might be the deal opportunity to give it a go. … Continue reading

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Academic roots

About a month ago Jessica Ball of Magma cum Laude posted up her geologic genealogy – the premise being that you trace back your PhD supervisor’s supervisor and so on. Her post had in turn been triggered by this one … Continue reading

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