Designing Alaska rare earth plant begins

North of 60 Mining News – May 11, 2018


Last updated 9/25/2020 at 4:50am

Rare earth REE exploration project Prince of Wales Island Southeast Alaska

Ucore Rare Metals Inc.

A view of Bokan Mountain from across Kendrick Bay. Pioneering of the technology for the Ketchikan SMC started as a quest to find an economic and environmentally sound way to separate the rare earth elements found there.

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. May 7 said IBC Advanced Technologies Inc. has begun advanced engineering and design for its first Specialty Metals Complex, or SMC, a rare earth elements separation facility the company plans to build near Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska.

Previously referred to as the Strategic Metals Complex, the Alaska SMC will utilize IBC Advanced Technologies' molecular recognition tech...

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