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By Shane Lasley
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Pentagon invests in heavy rare earths

Awards MP a $35M contract for processing at Mountain Pass Metal Tech News – February 23, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 1:54pm

DoD MP Materials Pentagon contract Mountain Pass California Mojave Desert REE

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Dysprosium and terbium are among the heavy rare earths MP Materials will be able to produce with the help of a $35 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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 separate and refine heavy rare earth elements at its Mountain Pass Mine.

Located in California's Mojave Desert, Mountain Pass is currently the only mine in the United States that produces rare earths,...

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