- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Canadian company that had proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming has suspended the project.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://bit.ly/1nJmyVO ) that Vancouver, British Columbia-based Rare Element Resources has asked the U.S. Forest Service to suspend activities on the project, including all permitting and licensing efforts.

The company had proposed a mine in the Black Hills National Forest and a processing plant in Upton.

Rare earth metals are used in medical and computer technology and in magnets and lasers.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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