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Industry Reference Materials

Industry Related Reports

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) completed an investigation and report in June 2013 on the state’s rare earth element resources.  The report included discussion of the Bear Lodge Project:  http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/research/minerals/Rare-Earths.aspx

The APS Physics Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society released a report on "Energy Critical Elements: Securing Materials for Emerging Technology":  www.aps.org/policy/reports/popa-reports/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=236337

In June 2012, the Congressional Research Service published a report, “Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain:”  www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41347.pdf

In December 2011, the US Department of Energy published the “Critical Material Strategy” report, which examined the role of rare earths in the clean energy economy: 

In April 2010, the US Governmental Accountability Office submitted a report on rare earth materials in the defense supply chain to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives:www.gao.gov/new.items/d10617r.pdf

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5220, “The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United States—A Summary of Domestic Deposits and a Global Perspective pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5220/

Websites of Interest

Northwest Mining Association - www.nwma.org

National Mining Association – www.nma.org

Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration - www.smenet.org

Mining & Metallurgical Society of America -www.mmsa.net

Metals Pages - www.metal-pages.com

Governments Agency Websites


Sundance Chamber of Commerce - sundancewyoming.com

Crook County - www.crookcounty.wy.gov

Weston County - www.westongov.com


Department of Agriculture - wyagric.state.wy.us

Office of State Lands & Investments - lands.state.wy.us

State Engineer’s Office - seo.state.wy.us


Forest Service – Black Hills - www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

US Fish & Wildlife Service - www.fws.gov

Natural Resource Conversation Service - www.nrcs.usda.gov

Department of Environmental Quality – Wyoming - deq.state.wy.us

Mine Safety & Health Administration - www.msha.gov

Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov