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Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths

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Potash is the common name given to potassium carbonate and various mined and manufactured salts that contain the element potassium in water-soluble form.  Potash is commonly used in glass, soap and soil fertilizer.  Its importance in agriculture results in increased demand for potash as an increasing world population leads to greater demand for agricultural goods. 

Rare Earths
The principal source of rare earth elements are the minerals bastnasite, monazite, and loparite and the lateritic ion-adsorption clays.  Though high in abundance, they are more difficult to mine and extract than the equivalent transition metals, making rare earths more valuable.  Industrial use of rare earths include many modern technological devices, including: superconductors, samarium-cobalt and neodymium-iron boron high-flux magnets, electronic polishers, refining catalysts and hybrid care components, among many other uses.  With the use of rare earths in modern technology increasing dramatically, the demand for rare earths will continue to grow significantly.
Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths Investments as at December 31, 2014.
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Total fair value
% of total fair value
$19,041 $6,642 88.8


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