Jim Clark brings more than 30 years of mining industry experience to Rare Element Resources. He has planned, organized and conducted all aspects of project exploration and target generation work, as both employee and consultant for a variety of mining companies, including Molycorp and Hecla Mining Company. Dr. Clark is strongly field oriented, with extensive supervisory and project management experience in exploration programs for industrial minerals and precious, base and specialty metals. He was senior geologist, then exploration supervisor, for Hecla from 1986 - 1992, and played a key role in the identification of Rare Element Resources' Bear Lodge rare earth resource. Prior to that, Dr. Clark was the owner and Chief Geologist of Applied Petrographics, a consulting company he formed in 1998 to provide petrographic and micro-analytical services to the mining industry. His clients included Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Hecla Mining, AngloGold and CVRD, as well as many smaller companies. Dr. Clark has extensive experience in exploration and research-oriented studies of commodities related to alkaline igneous rocks, including rare earths, Niobium and gold. 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.