• James G. Clark, Ph.D

    Dr. Clark has more than 30 years of mining industry experience.  He played a key role in the initial discovery of the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth resource. Dr. Clark worked for Rare Element Resources for nearly 10 years, initially as a consultant, then as Vice President Exploration through January 2014.  He continues to consult with the Company through his firm, Applied Petrographics, with direct involvement in the ongoing exploration work, as well as with aspects of the mineralogy work related to the Company’s patent-pending processing technology. During his career, Dr. Clark has worked or consulted for a variety of mining companies, including Molycorp, Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Hecla Mining, AngloGold, and CVRD, as well as many smaller companies. He holds a Ph.D. in volcanic geology and igneous petrology from the University of Oregon, an M.S. in geological oceanography from Oregon State University, and a B.S. in geology from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed geologist in the state of Washington.
  • Dudley Kingsnorth, P.E.

    Dudley Kingsnorth is recognized as a world authority on the rare earths market through his 20-year association with the industry, initially as Project Manager of the Mt. Weld Rare Earths Project and, over the last 10 years, as a marketing consultant to the industry. He is the author of the 2001, 2004 and 2007 editions of the Roskill report "The Economics of Rare Earths and Yttrium". He has made many presentations on the rare earths industry to international audiences. Mr. Kingsnorth has an Honours Degree in Metallurgy and a Masters Degree in Business Management and Industrial Metallurgy from University of Aston, Birmingham, UK.  He is a past Vice President of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  In 2012, M. Kingsnorth was appointed a Professor at the Curtin Graduate School of Business at the Perth City Campus of Curtin University in Western Australia with special responsibilities for establishing the Critical Materials Initiative.

  • Jack Lifton

    Jack Lifton is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. a consulting firm focused on the exploration, mining, processing and end uses of technology metals, which include rare earths. He is also an author and lecturer on the market fundamentals of the technology metals, a term he coined to describe those strategic rare metals whose electronic properties make our technology-drive society possible. Mr. Lifton is educated as a physical chemist specializing in high-temperature metallurgy and worked as a researcher, marketing and manufacturing executive, and metal trader specializing in technology and rare metals.

  • Dr. Anthony N. Mariano

    Dr. Anthony N. (Tony) Mariano is a geological consultant for rare earths and other rare metals. He has been the "go-to" expert on the geology and mineralogy of rare earths, niobium-tantalum, and other rare metals for several decades. Tony is an expert mineralogist and petrographer.  He integrates a strong knowledge of geology and extractive metallurgy ("geometallurgy") to predict success or failure of proposed rare earth and niobium-tantalum ventures. His professional opinions on the potential economic viability of these deposits based on mineralogical examination are eagerly sought by the industry worldwide.  He is a renowned world expert in the exploration for new rare-metals resources. 

  • Gregory McKelvey

    Gregory E. McKelvey has more than forty years of international experience with expanding responsibilities for significant mining companies including Kennecott, Cominco, Homestake and Phelps Dodge. He acts as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Arizona in their International Center for Mining Health, Safety and Environment.  He also worked for the US Geological Society in Latin America. Mr. McKelvey has successfully led innovative exploration efforts, resulting in the discovery and identification of several major ore deposits in Latin America, Africa and Europe.  Previously, he acted as the Managing Partner of Global Mine Discovery Partnership LLC, and has been a geologic consultant for Quadra Mining, Newmont Gold, Gerald Minerals and Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation. He is the former President and CEO of Animas Resources Ltd. and served on the boards of GWR Resources, Avrupa Resources, Simsa Mining Ltd. and Ojos del Salado. He currently serves as a director of Redhawk Resources Inc. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from the University of Montana and a Masters in Geology from Franklin & Marshall College. 

  • Dr. Donald Ranta

    Dr. Ranta is the former Chairman of the Board for Rare Element Resources and served as an executive and/or director of the Company from 2007 through June of 2014.  He is an exploration and development executive, experienced in planning, implementing and directing successful exploration and qualification programs throughout North and South America. He played a significant role in the identification and advancement of the Bear Lodge Project, and the Company continues to use him as a source of historical knowledge and as a geological consultant on the Project.