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Ministry, army to conduct joint prospecting for rare-earth elements

Ministry of Energy
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in the field of mining and prospecting for rare-earth elements in Dubaidib area, east of the coastal city of Aqaba.اضافة اعلان

Under the agreement, within a maximum of two years, a preliminary assessment and geological surveys will be conducted on a 2,400 sq.km. area.

Energy Minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said that the agreement stipulates the exploration of 17 rare-earth elements, besides lithium, in the Dubaidib area, and that the ministry's initial exploration indicates that these elements are available in good quantities in the region.

Companies interested in exploiting strategic minerals are encouraged to submit bids directly to the ministry, Kharabsheh said.

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