Mining Technology: Halleck Creek: the next top dog in rare earths?


Kit Million Ross of Mining Technology speaks to Joe Evers, general counsel at American Rare Earths (ARR), about Halleck Creek, its new resource discovery in Wyoming, and how it could impact the US rare earths industry.  Evers also shares what Halleck Creek could mean for Wyoming’s economy.

Rare earth elements (REEs) have become an increasing focus of the mining industry as their demand grows as part of the increasing drive for new tech and electrification. However, trying to obtain these elements can be tricky and finding new sources is essential.

ARR has recently been developing a massive new mining project in Halleck Creek, Wyoming, that could shake up the rare earths market and bring large-scale domestic REE production to the US once again.

Here, Joe Evers, general counsel at ARR, sheds light on the company’s ground-breaking discovery at Halleck Creek, its potential impact on the rare earths market, and the pivotal role it could play in reshaping both Wyoming’s economy and the US rare earths industry.

Kit Million Ross: What is your role at ARR?

Joe Evers: In my current role in the organisation, I help set the company’s legal, land management and regulatory strategies. Having grown up in Sheridan, Wyoming, I believe that Wyoming is one of the best states in the country in which to bring on a new REE mine.

I am a product of the state’s public education system, which is funded predominately from royalties and taxes generated from mineral development and the extraction industry. In fact, portions of ARR’s Halleck Creek prospect are State of Wyoming mineral leases that could eventually help fund the state’s school districts.

Knowing that the minerals industry is a primary source of education funding is important to me since my mother is a retired Wyoming school teacher. I attended the University of Wyoming, where I received my bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees. I have worked in the energy sector since I began my career.

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