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Alaska REE project draws Pentagon interest

Strategic Materials Complex could enjoy Army, AIDEA funding Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – February 12, 2020

 

Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:13am

American flag at Bokan Mountain Rare Earth REE mine project Ketchikan Alaska

Ucore Rare Metals Inc.

Bokan Mountain, the site of Ucore Rare Metals' heavy rare earth element deposit on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, rises above the American flag.

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. wants to provide the Pentagon with an American source of rare earth elements, vital ingredients to a wide array of U.S. military hardware, from helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles.

While essential to national defense, the U.S. currently depends on foreign countries for 100 percent of its supply of rare earths. And more than 80 percent of these critical metals a...



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