FEATURE-California mine digs in for 'green' gold rush

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For a related story, click [ID:nN26285433] * Rare earth metals key to wind turbines, hybrid cars * China dominates production but is cutting exports * 60-year-old U.S. mine approved to resume operations By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The future of wind farms and hybrid cars may well hinge on what happens to a 55-acre (22.3-hectare) hole in the ground at the edge of California's high desert. The open-pit mine at Mountain Pass, California, holds the world's richest ...

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