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Book review: Rare earth element resources: Indian context

December 1, 2020

Rare Earth Element Resources: Indian Context. Yamuna Singh. 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-41353-8. Society of Earth Scientists Series, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 269 Pp. Hardcover and eBook. €93.08

Rare Earth Element Resources: Indian Context by Yamuna Singh provides an excellent review of rare earth element (REE) deposits and occurrences in India with an emphasis on placer deposits, India’s most notable REE resource. This 269-page, 10-chapter book not only describes REE occurrences but also provides introductory material on REE geochemistry and discusses other potential industrial sources including recycling, fly ash, and mine waste products. The book concludes with a chapter on the state of the REE industry in India and discusses possible future trends and needs. Anyone interested in exploring for REEs in India will find this book from Springer’s Society of Earth Scientists series a useful reference.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Book review: Rare earth element resources: Indian context
DOI 10.5382/econgeo.115.8.br01
Authors Philip Verplanck
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Economic Geology
Series Number
Index ID 70229995
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center