MP Materials, North America’s only rare earths producer awarded contract from DoD to accelerate US production of critical materials to support national defense

April 22, 2020 – Mountain Pass, California – MP Materials, owner and operator of Mountain Pass, the only rare earth mining and processing site in North America, was chosen by the U.S. Department of
Defense for a contract aimed at restoring domestic Heavy Rare Earths production to the United States.

MP Materials is the only firm capable of providing a fully U.S.-based solution.

The contract serves as Phase 1 of a DoD effort to reduce U.S. supply chain vulnerabilities by ultimately enabling commercial scale production and operation of a U.S.-based Heavy Rare Earth separation facility.

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