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Mining Company Determined to Restore US Rare Earth Supply

Nov 20, 2020 MP Materials, which operates the largest rare earth element mines in the Western Hemisphere, had a big week. It was one of three companies on Nov. 17 to receive Defense Department grants intended to return rare earth production to the

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The collapse of American rare earth mining — and lessons

Nov 12, 2019 Out in the Mojave Desert in California lies the Mountain Pass mine, once the world’s foremost supplier of valuable rare earth minerals — 17 elements deemed critical to modern society.

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Pentagon strikes deal over Texas-based rare earths mine to

The Defense Department announced this week that Lyans Rare Earths Corporation, the largest rare earth element mining and processing company not located in China, would be receiving just over $30...

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Rare earth element mineral deposits in the United States

The rare earth elements have become vital to manufacturing numerous high-tech products, which has been accompanied by a large increase in their demand. At the same time, there has been concern by the United States and many other Nations about the near-monopoly of mining, processing, and supply of REEs from one Nation, China.

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The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United

The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United States—A Summary of Domestic Deposits and a Global Perspective By Keith R. Long, Bradley S. Van Gosen, Nora K. Foley, and Daniel Cordier

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As US seeks production, sole US rare earth miner goes public

Jul 15, 2020 The sole miner of rare earths in the U.S. is becoming a public company amid elevated trade tensions with China, the dominant global supplier

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Rare Earth Mining in the United States Gets a Second Chance

Dec 20, 2010 North America’s largest rare earth mine–and the only one in the United States– will finally re-open for business by the end of the year after an eight-year hiatus. The re-opening is prompted,...

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Rare earth element mineral deposits in the United States

The rare earth elements have become vital to manufacturing numerous high-tech products, which has been accompanied by a large increase in their demand. At the same time, there has been concern by the United States and many other Nations about the near-monopoly of mining, processing, and supply of REEs from one Nation, China.

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U.S. Companies Vie for Funds in Race to Build Rare Earths

Aug 14, 2020 With China supplying about 80 percent of rare earths to the United States as of 2018, the Trump administration has set a goal of moving the entire supply chain of rare earth

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As US seeks production, sole US rare earth miner goes public

Jul 15, 2020 In 2018 China produced some 120,000 metric tons of rare earths, while the U.S. produced 15,000 metric tons, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Mountain Pass was once the top global supplier of rare earth minerals, but China began taking over the market in the 1990s as demand surged with the emergence of new technologies like smart phones.

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The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United

The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United States—A Summary of Domestic Deposits and a Global Perspective By Keith R. Long, Bradley S. Van Gosen, Nora K. Foley, and Daniel Cordier

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Rare Earth Mining in the United States Gets a Second Chance

Rare Earth Mining in the United States Gets a Second Chance Molycorp’s rare earth mine will finally re-open in California by the end of the year, thanks to co-financing by a Japanese company. By

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Rare Earths Statistics and Information USGS

Global Rare Earth Oxide (REO) Production Trends (PDF) Coastal Deposits of Heavy mineral Sands; Global Significance and U.S. Resources Mining Engineering, v. 68, no. 10, p. 36-43; Historical Statistics for Mineral and Material Commodities in the United States Data Series 140 Rare Earths; Metal Prices in the United States through 2010

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Factbox: Rare earths projects under development in U.S

Rare earths are no longer processed in the United States. In an attempt to change that, the Pentagon last year said it would fund mines and processors via the Defense Production Act, which gives

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U.S. Deposits of Rare-Earth Elements Are . . . Not So Rare

The United States could counter China’s attempt to strong-arm us or the rest of the world through rare-earth elements. We just need the mining companies and environmentalists to work out the

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California rare earths miner races to refine amid U.S

By next year, MP Materials aims to be the first U.S. company to refine rare earths since 2015 when Molycorp Inc, the former owner of California’s Mountain Pass mine, went bankrupt, executives said.

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Don't Panic about Rare Earth Elements Scientific American

May 31, 2019 On the other side of the trade conflict, Xi recently made a politically symbolic visit to one of China's main rare earth mining and processing facilities, and China used tariffs of its own to

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Rare Earth Processing Plant Opens in Colorado

Jul 16, 2020 The two companies previously funded a project on Round Top mountain in Hudspeth County, Texas, which features 16 of the 17 rare earth elements. “Our objective is to set up a domestic U.S. supply chain without the materials ever leaving the United States,” said Pini Althaus, CEO of USA Rare Earth.

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Why rare-earth mining in the West is a bust — High Country

Why rare-earth mining in the West is a bust versus seven to 10 in the United States. But when we spoke, he also reiterated that “dominance” of any given ECE, by any country, is at best

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Rare earth element deposits USGS

Rare earth element Rare earth element deposits: Information on mineral deposits containing rare earth elements and yttrium from around the world with grade and tonnage, and mineralogy.

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About MP Materials

The mine started production in 1952, and was a dominant source of rare earth minerals in the world into the 1990s until prior owners exited the industry. More recently, Chinese rare earth production has grown to account for more than 80% of the global supply, and rare earth mining and processing stopped in the United States.

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The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United

The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United States—A Summary of Domestic Deposits and a Global Perspective By Keith R. Long, Bradley S. Van Gosen, Nora K. Foley, and Daniel Cordier

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Urban Mining of Rare Earth Elements in the United States

Usually they are by-products of other mining operations such as iron ore mining (Rare Earth Elements 2010, 11). Therefore, it is much easier for the United States and other industrial nations, such as Japan, to import REEs from other countries, namely China.China currently mines and exports 95% of the world's REEs (Evans-Pritchard 2010).However

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Rare earth element deposits USGS

Rare earth element Rare earth element deposits: Information on mineral deposits containing rare earth elements and yttrium from around the world with grade and tonnage, and mineralogy.

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Rare Earth Processing Plant Opens in Colorado

Jul 16, 2020 The two companies previously funded a project on Round Top mountain in Hudspeth County, Texas, which features 16 of the 17 rare earth elements. “Our objective is to set up a domestic U.S. supply chain without the materials ever leaving the United States,” said Pini Althaus, CEO of USA Rare Earth.

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USA’s restrictive environmental regulations giving China

Sep 02, 2020 "For decades environmentalists, either wittingly or unwittingly have been aiding and abetting China's increasingly dangerous war machine and simultaneously weakening the United States. Due to harsh environmental regulations, China now has a dangerous advantage over the U.S. in rare earth mining, elements critical to national security."

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WATCH: US vs. China on “rare earth minerals” Sharyl

Nov 22, 2020 Demand for rare earth minerals is growing faster as technologies evolve at an almost exponential rate. The land-based mines can't keep up, that has made deep-sea mining a hail mary for materials. And one of the biggest sources of metal-rich minerals could lie on the seafloor between Hawaii and Mexico, a vast plain as wide as the United States

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U.S. Deposits of Rare-Earth Elements Are . . . Not So Rare

The United States could counter China’s attempt to strong-arm us or the rest of the world through rare-earth elements. We just need the mining companies and environmentalists to work out the

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California rare earths miner races to refine amid U.S

By next year, MP Materials aims to be the first U.S. company to refine rare earths since 2015 when Molycorp Inc, the former owner of California’s Mountain Pass mine, went bankrupt, executives said.

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About MP Materials

The mine started production in 1952, and was a dominant source of rare earth minerals in the world into the 1990s until prior owners exited the industry. More recently, Chinese rare earth production has grown to account for more than 80% of the global supply, and rare earth mining and processing stopped in the United States.

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The U.S. Needs China For Rare Earth Minerals? Not For Long

Apr 07, 2020 USA Rare Earth estimates that, over the first 20 years of the project, annual gross revenues will average $422 million, with an annual average EBITDA of

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Thanks to Democrats China Monopolized the Rare Earth

May 28, 2019 Thanks to Democrats and their anti-worker politics, the United States is now 100% dependent on 19 strategic rare metals and minerals. (Seeking Alpha)Thanks to Democrats, in 2013 the United States was tied for last, with Papua New Guinea, in the time it takes to get a permit for a new rare metal or mineral mine. And, thanks to Democrats, the United States is now 100% dependent on 19

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Processing Is Key Element in US Rare-Earth Woes| Rare

Jun 11, 2013 The move sent the United States and other countries scrambling to end their reliance on China. Prices soared, drawing new investors and mining companies into the rare earth market. Now, the United

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Time to capitalize on rare earth abundance in the United

Australian firm Lynas is investing in a rare earth separation facility in the United States with Blue Line Corporation, while Texas Mineral Resources wants to develop a mineral deposit and add a

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Into Africa: the US’ drive for African rare earth minerals

Potential partners. The US has identified Malawi-based Mkango Resources as a means to diversify its source of rare earth minerals. Mkango owns and operates the Songwe Hill mine, which was revealed to have rare earth grades of up to 2.2% over 6.7m in drilling studies completed last year.

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