The Rare Earth Elements (REE) are ubiquitous in modern technologies, including computers, low energy lighting, energy storage devices and large wind turbines, making their supply vital to our ever growing technological society and the development of a low carbon economy.

SoS RARE, a project supported by the Natural Environment Research Council UK (NERC) SoS MinErals program, is a large interdisciplinary team  carrying out research to better understand REE deposit types, and ensure REE are responsibly sourced. Research includes developing more efficient ways to process REE deposits, and working on metrics to compare deposit characteristics.

In conjunction with GeoBus, researchers on the SoS RARE project have developed two sets of game play cards that demonstrate the importance of REE deposits and the use of REE and associated elements.

 

RARE Earth Deposits Deck - A Top Trumps style game
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Elements for Technology Happy Families
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We’d love to hear your thoughts on this resource – please take a few minutes to fill out this survey or get in touch with us on social media (@GeoBus_StA / @SosRare).