PLANO, Texas and NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Rare Earths, Inc., "UREE" or the "Company", (UREE), a U.S. domestic rare earths exploration company with mining claims in Idaho, Montana, and Colorado, announced today that it has closed a non-brokered private placement of 1,977,500 shares of restricted common stock with gross proceeds in excess of $4.0 million. The offering price per share was $2.00. Proceeds from the offering are expected to be used for exploration, drilling, and preliminary design and engineering work, as it relates to pending exploratory mine operations, metallurgical and mineralogical studies, a study of developing a processing mill design and general working capital.
"I am very pleased to announce the successful financing of the Company in a non-dilutive manner. The shares issued in the financing are as a result of the terms disclosed in the company's 8K filing of July 2, 2013. The funds allow us to not only continue, but also expand our development of the Company's premier properties in Colorado, Idaho and Montana, including our Phase I drilling and exploration of the Lemhi Pass. Our primary focus remains on creating American independence and sustainability as it pertains to the supply of Critical Rare Earth Elements," said U.S. Rare Earths Chairman, Victor Lattimore.
The Company's properties in the Lemhi Pass region have been recognized in the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Strategy publications to have significant showings of Heavy Rare Earth Elements, in particular for the five Rare Earths identified by DOE as being at "Critical Risk": Dysprosium, Europium, Neodymium, Terbium and Yttrium.
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About U.S. Rare Earths, Inc.:
U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. ("UREE", "U.S. Rare Earths" or the "Company") is a mineral exploration, mining and claims acquisition company based in Plano, TX. The Company holds over 20,000 acres of mining claims for rare-earth elements in Colorado, and in the Lemhi Pass Region of Idaho and Montana.
Rare earth elements are critical to many existing and emerging 21st century applications including clean-energy technologies such as hybrid cars and electric vehicles; high-technology applications including cell phones and digital music players; hard disk drives used in computers; microphones; fiber optics; lasers; and in addition, critical defense applications such as global positioning systems, radar and sonar; and advanced water treatment applications, including those for industrial, military, homeland security, domestic and foreign aid use.
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SOURCE U.S. Rare Earths, Inc.