Ucore discusses SMC with Ketchikan leaders

North of 60 Mining News – December 1, 2018


Last updated 9/25/2020 at 7:33am

Ucore Rare Metals rare earth elements separation plant Southeast Alaska

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A deep-water port on the Pacific Rim makes the Southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan an ideal location for receiving REE and specialty metals concentrates from around the world.

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. Nov. 6 said it has begun consultation with officials from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, the Southeast Alaska municipality where Ucore plans to build its Strategic Metals Complex, a facility that will produce individual rare earth elements and other strategic metals from non-Chinese sources.

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