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RER gets funding boost

Federal funds aimed at improving U.S. production of critical minerals


January 28, 2021

An announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has increased the likelihood that Crook County will one day host its own rare earth mine in the Bearlodge Mountains. Rare Element Resources has been awarded half the funding needed to construct the demonstration-scale plant that represents the next step forward in developing the project.

“Rare Element Resources (RER) and its partners, General Atomics and its affiliates, subject to continuing negotiations, were selected to receive an award of $21,989,530 to construct a demonstration-scale rare earths separation and processing demonst...

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