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By Shane Lasley
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Ketchikan to be home of rare earth plant

SE Alaska chosen for Ucore's first Strategic Metals Complex North of 60 Mining News – February 2, 2018


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 6:18pm

Ucore Rare Metals Inc.

SuperLig-One is a pilot-scale plant that tested the separation of rare earths using molecular recognition technology.

After investigating locations across the United States to host its first Strategic Metals Complex, or SMC, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has decided that a Southeast Alaska town with a Pacific Rim port is the ideal place to build the cutting-edge rare earths processing facility.

"Engineering and economic studies have confirmed that Ketchikan is our preferred location to construct our first strategic a...

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