Ceramic Industry News

Drilling Begins at Rare Element's Bear Lodge Project

Rare Element Resources Ltd. announced that drilling has begun on the Bear Lodge rare earths project in Wyoming. Exploration activity during 2010 is focused on: upgrading the resource category from inferred to measured and indicated for a portion of the rare earth-element (REE) deposit; expansion of the currently known REE deposits; and 3) discovery of additional REE-mineralized deposits within known target areas. Most of the drilling will be conducted for near-surface REE targets in the oxide zones of mineralization. Work is being conducted under a permit that allows up to 200 acres of disturbance.

One core drilling rig is now on the project site and will be used to test the Bull Hill area REE targets; a second drill rig is expected to arrive soon. Testing of the REE targets will require approximately 30-40 angle drill holes generally with depths of 400-700 ft. Additional testing of the Whitetail Ridge targets identified in 2009 will also be carried out during this program. Historic hole WP-1, drilled by Hecla Mining Co. in 1987, intersected 430 ft of strong REE mineralization in an intercept from 0 to 430 ft that averages 2.44% REO at the Whitetail Ridge area. Within the larger intercept were several 10-ft intercepts with grades ranging from 5.5% to 13.7% REO that will be followed up this year.

“Rare Element is moving the known rare earths deposit at Bull Hill into the development drilling phase in preparation for a prefeasibility study,” said Jim Clark, Ph.D., vice president of Exploration. “We are also excited with the results of the Bull Hill Northwest deposit drilling and resource estimation. The probability of defining more high-grade mineralization at Bull Hill Northwest is excellent.”

For more information, visit www.rareelementresources.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 Ceramics Expo

Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI May 2015 cover

2015 May

Our May issue covers bulk batching, pneumatic conveyors, high-temperature furnaces and more! Be sure to check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!