Not all rare earth producers are the same. Each orebody has it own signature of minerals. As a comparison, let's compare Charley Creek with other peers. Our project is enriched with high value HREO and MREOs.
According to the USDoE table, only the ion adsorption clays of Jiangxi Province, and the Lahat Malaysia xenotime by-products from tin mining have significant proportions of the heavy REE and Y.
The largest portion of Eu comes from the Laterite deposits of Jiangxi.
Supplies from the Chinese deposits are being restricted, and the Malaysian production capacity is quite small.
Of the REE in critical supply category, only Nd is widely distributed among the other producers.