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  • n  a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium

  • It occurs in monazite sand deposits throughout the world, notably in Brazil, India, South Africa, Ceylon, Madagascar, Indonesia, Malaya and Russia's Ilmen Mountains.
  • The terms would be left up to ECA (probably 35 years to pay at 2% interest), and India could repay the loan in strategic materials such as monazite (a source of fissionable .
  • Its monazite sands offer the promise of thorium, a source of fissionable material.

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