USA Rare Earth to Ramp Up Production with Top Round Project

In a press release, Texas based USA Rare Earth said it expects to produce nearly half of critical minerals in the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) revised list. The company said it is committed to developing the Round Top heavy rare earth, lithium and critical minerals project in Hudspeth County to domestically supply the critical minerals.

The company statement underlined that USA Rare Earth is aiming to produce nearly half of the critical minerals identified by the USGS, including gallium, which is prioritized in the revised list.

The company statement also said its Round Top Project was identified by the USGS as the largest gallium deposit in the United States. Gallium is an important material that is used in semiconductor production. There are currently no US producers of the material.

The USGS identified 16 rare earth minerals as critical including gallium, neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, and terbium.

The MP Materials Corp’s Mountain Pass mine in California is currently the only active rare earth mine in the United States.

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