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RER to break ground

Ceremonial open house planned for demo plant

Rare Element Resources (RER) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony and open house on Monday for its planned separation and extraction demonstration plant in Upton.

Construction is expected to begin at the plant before the end of the year.

The event is a celebration of progress towards the eventual goal of constructing a full-scale separation plant using the company’s proprietary extraction technology, which it says is environmentally friendly and can successfully produce pure oxides that are more than 99.5% pure.

The open house will also include an update on the Bear Lodge Project, which is loc...

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