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Mine project confidence grows

CASPER – It’s all coming up roses for the rare earths mining project in the works outside Laramie.

A few weeks after announcing that its Halleck Creek find could be the largest known deposit of rare earth elements — a modern manufacturing staple — in North America, American Rare Earths released a formal resource estimate on March 31 that suggests a mine at the site could prosper for decades to come.

Its findings confirm “a strategically significant rare earth asset … which should enable the largest economy in the world to reduce its dependence on China or other imported rare earths,” American...