Citations & Restrictions

Guidance for citing information:

Please cite information obtained from the Rare Earth Databases as “National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Rare Earth Element Database, website accessed on (insert date)”.


(a) This site is prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

(b) The information presented in the spreadsheets, reports, and the within the web site are to be considered “raw data”, and knowledgeable researchers need to interpret them as such. For example, the number of significant figures are those provided by each individual performing organization and may be based on differing assessments as to accuracy and precision of the analytical techniques employed for any individual set of measurements.