The novel mineral is theorized to contain high levels of Helium-3, a potentially energy-dense power source. The news comes alongside the announcement of as many as four unmanned Chinese Lunar sample return missions over the next ten years. It was later reported by Bloomberg magazine via Chinese State Media that as many as three new orbiter probes were due to be built and launched from Chinese National Space Administration launch sites in support of lander missions.
China's advancements, particularly in booster rocket technology, have been profound since the turn of the 20th century. It's likely that the latest in a line of Long March line of super-heavy booster rockets capable of lifting similar tonnage into orbit as NASA's. Assuming either of these rockets can get off the launch pad eventually.
In the meantime, it's all too easy to assume this slew of Chinese Lunar probe missions is indicative of a formal announcement of a state-run manned Lunar landing mission sometime very soon. It's an ambition the Chinese State's been increasingly more vocal about achieving. Are we about to get the For All Mankind universe in real life 50 years late? It's going to be one amazing experience finding out.