Industry Reference Materials

Industry Related Reports

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) completed an investigation and report in June 2013 on the state’s rare earth element resources.  The report included discussion of the Bear Lodge Project:

In March 2013, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence presented a report entitled, “Statement for the Record – Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community:

The APS Physics Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society released a report on "Energy Critical Elements: Securing Materials for Emerging Technology":

In June 2012, the Congressional Research Service published a report, “Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain:”

In December 2011, the US Department of Energy published the “Critical Material Strategy” report, which examined the role of rare earths in the clean energy economy: 
In March 2011, the Congressional Research Service conducted a reveiw of the role of rare earth elements in defense:

In April 2010, the US Governmental Accountability Office submitted a report on rare earth materials in the defense supply chain to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5220, “The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United States—A Summary of Domestic Deposits and a Global Perspective

Developed by ProEdge Wire, the leading blog on the rare earth space, the “REE Handbook” provides significant information on rare elements and the world market.

Websites of Interest

Rare Earth Technology Alliance -

Mineral Education Coalition –

Wyoming Mining Association -

Northwest Mining Association -

National Mining Association –

Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration -

Mining & Metallurgical Society of America

Metals Pages -

ProEdge Wire – Rare Elements -

Governments Agency Websites


Sundance Chamber of Commerce -

Upton Chamber of Commerce -

Crook County -

Weston County -


Northeastern Wyoming Economic Development Coalition -

Department of Agriculture -

Game and Fish -

Office of State Lands & Investments -

State Engineer’s Office -



Forest Service -

Forest Service – Black Hills -

US Fish & Wildlife Service -

Natural Resource Conversation Service -

Department of Environmental Quality – Wyoming -

Mine Safety & Health Administration -

Environmental Protection Agency -