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Rare earths include 15 individual elements found on the periodic table.

Elk Creek deposit proves to be rare earth

An updated feasibility study for developing a mine at Elk Creek confirms that the proposed niobium-titanium-scandium mine in Nebraska also boasts one of the richest stores of rare earth elements... — Updated 5/20/2022

 
MP Materials’ future rare earths magnet and alloys plant in Texas.

Texas rare earths magnet plant coming

By the end of next year, the powerful rare earth magnets vital to efficiently transform motion into electricity in wind turbines and electricity into motion in electric vehicles are expected to... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
MP Materials' future rare earths magnet facility in Texas.

GM secures American rare earth magnets

To secure a long-term domestic supply of the rare earths needed to build electric vehicles in North America, General Motors has entered into a binding agreement to buy REE materials and magnets... — Updated 4/22/2022

 
Energy Fuels White Mesa rare earths, uranium and vanadium mill in Utah.

A critical minerals week for Energy Fuels

Over the course of one monumental week, Energy Fuels Inc. shipped a trifecta of mineral products critical to the production, storage, and use of low-carbon energy in the United States from its... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
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Pentagon invests in heavy rare earths

Part of a much larger critical minerals investment and strategy unveiled by the Biden administration on Feb. 22, the Pentagon has awarded MP Materials Corp. a $35 million contract to commercially... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
Cheetah Resources Nechalacho REE rare earth elements separation facility Canada

Vital to rethink Nechalacho mine plan

The ore sorter at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho rare earths project in Canada's Northwest Territories is able to upgrade lower-grade ore into concentrates viable for shipping to the company's... — Updated 2/8/2022

 
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Texas tech metals deposit critical to US

The proposed list of 50 critical minerals unveiled by the U.S. Geological Survey in November shined a light on how dependent the United States is on foreign countries for rare earth elements and... — Updated 12/28/2021

 
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Search, USA Rare Earth strengthen alliance

With their sights set on establishing a complete and sustainable North American rare earths supply chain, Search Minerals Inc. and USA Rare Earth LLC have entered into an agreement for the offtake... — Updated 11/16/2021

 
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Ucore secures Vital rare earths supply

On the heels of a deal to sell more rare earths carbonate to Norway-based REEtec, Vital Metals Ltd. has entered into a separate agreement to sell some of this midstream REE product produced in... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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GM, GE join forces for rare earths supply

With the global transition to electric vehicles charged with renewable energy creating massive new demands for rare earth materials and magnets, copper, and electrical steel, General Motors and GE... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
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Rare earths project reemerges in Wyoming

When China severely cut exports of rare earths following a dispute with Japan in 2010, Rare Element Resources Ltd. and its Bear Lodge project in Wyoming rose as one of the top candidates for... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
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REEtec to purchase more Vital rare earths

In another move that demonstrates rare earths production at Nechalacho is scaling up faster than originally anticipated, Vital Metals Ltd. and REEtec AS have amended their offtake agreement to... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
Vital Metals Nechalacho Canada rare earth elements REE Northwest Territories

Bonanza grade rare earths at Nechalacho

Crews at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho rare earths project in Canada's Northwest Territories are mining zones of ore with such high grades that there is no need to upgrade it with the on-site... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
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US-Europe rare earth supply chain launched

A container of mixed rare earth carbonate shipped from Energy Fuels Inc.'s White Mesa Mill in Utah to Neo Performance Materials Inc.'s Silmet rare earths separation facility in Estonia marks the... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
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Rare earths enable record internet speeds

With a boost from fiber optic cables laced with rare earths such as erbium and thulium, researchers at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology were able to... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
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Rare earths are now being mined in Canada

On June 28, First Nations mining contractor Nahanni Construction Ltd. dug a scoop of ore from the North T open pit at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories that marked a... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
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REEtec accepts Vital rare earths sample

Norway-based REEtec has confirmed the quality of a rare earths sample produced from Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories, which means Vital can finish the first phase... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
USA Rare Earth Round Top Texas REE mine to magnet strategy

USA Rare Earth strategy gets $50M boost

With the recent completion of a $50 million financing, USA Rare Earth LLC has the funds to take major strides toward executing its rare earths mine-to-magnet strategy in the United States. At the... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
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Another Vital REE milestone at Nechalacho

Reaching another major milestone on its path to being Canada's first rare earths producer, Vital Metals Ltd. has begun mining at its Nechalacho REE project in Northwest Territories. A... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
Avalon Advanced Materials Vital Metals REE Nechalacho Northwest Territories

Vital rare earths sample from Nechalacho

A 12-kilogram (26.5 pounds) sample of rare earth carbonate from Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Canada's Northwest Territories takes the Australian mining company one step closer to its... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
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Collaborating to produce US rare earths

Already, the leading United States producer of the uranium that fuel's emissions-free nuclear energy, Energy Fuels Inc. has entered into an agreement with Canada-based Neo Performance Materials... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
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Lynas inks contract for Texas REE plant

Australia-based rare earth elements producer Lynas Rare Earths Ltd. has secured a contract for additional Pentagon assistance in funding its plans to develop a U.S.-based rare earths separation... — Updated 2/2/2021

 
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New rare earth age for old NY iron mines

Industrial Age iron mines in the eastern Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York may find new life as domestic sources of the rare earth elements needed in today's Information Age. Mined heavily... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
Ucore Dotson Ridge REE critical minerals deposit

Ucore unveils Alaska2023 rare earths plan

Seeking to alleviate the United States' heavy reliance on China for its supply of the rare earth elements needed for a broad range of high-tech applications, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has rolled out... — Updated 10/20/2020

 
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Rise of a world class rare earths project

Appia Energy Corp.'s Alces Lake project in Saskatchewan hosts some of the highest rare earth element grades ever discovered and the Toronto-based exploration company is now investigating just how... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

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