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Site Visit by Governor Gordon – 5/9/24

Ken and Gov 5 9 24

Rare Element Resources (RER) was pleased to host Governor Gordon (R-WY) at our rare earth processing and separation demonstration plant project in Upton, Wyo. The Governor and several of his staff members, as well as community leaders, saw the construction progress and learned more about the Company's innovative rare earth recovery technology.  Photo: (Starting on right) Governor Gordon, Ken Mushinski (Pres/CEO of RER), Dante Leal (LNV, engineering firm).

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The MoneyShow Orlando

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Money Show Orlando - October 2023

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and Management Information
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Technical Report Summary on Bear Lodge REE Project

Updated Mineral Resource for Bear Lodge Focused on Key Magnet Materials


CEO Corner (5/17/24)

Starting Off Strong

Ken Mushinski
During my first weeks serving as the President and CEO of Rare Element Resources, I have had the opportunity to join our team in several key events as we progress construction on our innovative rare earth recovery and separation demonstration plant project in Upton, Wyoming. 

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Tom Cannon Named Demonstration Plant Operations Manager (5/31/24)

Rare Element Resources welcomed Tom as its plant operations manager in April. Since joining the team, Tom is already deeply emersed in the construction activities at the site in Upton, WY, as well as developing the operating procedures and manpower specs for ongoing operations. Tom has over 40 years of hands-on experience in mining and mineral processing, mostly within the uranium industry and including new ventures. His project management skills have contributed to process improvements, operating efficiencies and supported timely startups. We believe he is the perfect leader for the operations team as we work to bring our rare earth processing and separation demonstration plant into production over the next several months. 

Demo Plant Construction Update (5/16/24)

Skid arriving

First Equipment Skid Arrives at Site

As building work and site upgrades are finishing up, the first equipment skid has arrived on site. Using an offsite integrator allows the equipment to arrive ready for installation and integrations with the other skids. Additional units are scheduled for delivery in the coming weeks.

World-Class Technology Partner

General Atomics Fact Sheet
In 2017, an affiliate of General Atomics, one of the largest, most advanced technology companies in the world, took an equity position in Rare Element Resources.  Since that time, they have brought the full force of their technology development team enhance the Company's recovery/separation technology.
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Bear Lodge Panoramic
Sample Drilling
Core Samples

The Bear Lodge Project area is a significant mineralized district that contains one of the largest disseminated rare earth deposits in North America. This deposit contains many of the less common, more valuable rare earths that are essential for the magnet materials used in electronics, fiber optics, laser systems for health and defense, and many evolving green technologies, such as hybrid cars, solar panels and wind turbines. Rare Element Resources owns 100% of the Project. 

During the last few years, the Company, along General Atomics, whose affiliate is RER's majority shareholder, have been advancing their proprietary extraction/separation technology and have successfully produced commercial-grade neodymium/praseodymium (Nd/Pr) oxide in pilot-plant testing.  These materials are key components to the fast-growing, permanent magnet sector. The next step will be operations of a demonstration plant, which is currently under construction in Upton, WY.  Results generated from operating this plant will be used for the design and economic evaluation of a commercial rare earth processing facility. 

Project Highlights

  • Proprietary Rare Earth Extraction/Separation Technology – Successfully advanced the Company’s technology and produced neodymium/praseodymium (Nd/Pr) oxide in pilot-plant testing. Construction of a demonstration plant is currently underway to prove the scalability of the process and define the requirements for a commercial plant.
  • World-Class Technology Partner and Majority Shareholder – General Atomics, through its affiliate, is the majority shareholder in Rare Element Resources, is a technology leader with a proven track record of bringing new ideas to market.  Their understanding of the strategic role rare earths play in numerous advancing technologies makes them keenly aware of the need for a secure, domestic supply of rare earths. Their relationship within the U.S. Government have been essential to our ability to advance our technology.
  • Bear Lodge Project – Well-defined resource with excellent concentrations of the rare earth elements essential to high-strength, permanent magnets and the many industries that depend on them.  Two of those industries, electric vehicles and wind turbines, are expected to drive a doubling of demand for magnet materials in the next 10 years.
  • Strategic Location – Located in northeast Wyoming, the Bear Lodge Project has easy access to a major interstate, transcontinental rail, natural gas and low-power.  The area has existing infrastructure with a ready and skilled workforce.  The State of Wyoming has a rich history of mineral development and a pro-business focus, and its leaders are actively committed to economic diversification. 
  • Strong Federal and State Support – Both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) have shown their support for the Project through funding of over $26M for the demonstration plant.  The DOE continues to pursue ways to secure sources for material that will be key to industrial needs, especially those that support the country’s initiative of reducing carbon emissions, like electric vehicles and wind turbines. The WEA is supporting the State’s desire to diversify employment and understands that Wyoming can play a key role in developing a domestic supply chain – from minerals to magnets.