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08
Mar
2024

WGA In-Person Luncheon: Kayla Young (American Rare Earths)

03-08-2024 11:15 am -1:00 pm
$25.00
WGA In-Person Luncheon: Kayla Young (American Rare Earths)

Abstract

The Halleck Creek rare-earth element (REE) exploration project, operated by American Rare Earths, is located in southeastern Wyoming. REEs are a group of 17 elements that have a diverse range of applications, in everything from TV lighting to glass and oil refinement. Most importantly, REEs, especially neodymium and praseodymium, are vital components of high-strength permanent magnets, which are essential to the growing markets for electric vehicles and wind turbines, as well as for defence applications. Halleck Creek has a recently updated JORC resource of 2.34 billion tonnes at 3195 ppm TREO, announced in February 2024. This updated resource makes Halleck Creek one of the largest rareearth deposits in the world. This talk will discuss the unique geology of the Halleck Creek high-tonnage REE deposit, the exploration accomplished to date, and future plans for the deposit.

Bio

Kayla R. Young is a geologist with a passion for mineral exploration and mining. She enjoys unravelling how earth’s processes combine to form the geochemical anomalies known as ore deposits. Originally from South Carolina, Kayla earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Trinity College Dublin in 2019 before completing her Master of Science in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 2022. Her Masters focused on mapping rare, hydrothermal PGE deposits. She is interested in conventional and unconventional deposits of critical elements like rare-earth elements and how mining can contribute to a greener future for the United States and the world. Kayla is also a sailor, ski patroller, and hiker. She has worked for American Rare Earths for almost 2 years. American Rare Earths is exploring for rare earth elements at their flagship Halleck Creek deposit

 

22
Mar
2024

SPE In-Person Luncheon: TBD

03-22-2024 11:15 am -1:00 pm
$25.00

Speaker TBD

05
Apr
2024

SPE In-Person Luncheon: DL Eric Ding (International Reservoir Technologies)

04-05-2024 11:15 am -1:00 pm
$25.00

Hydrocarbon Miscible EOR in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

26
Apr
2024

WGA In-Person Luncheon: Mark Milliken

04-26-2024 11:15 am -1:00 pm
$25.00

Syndepositional in the Denver Basin

10
May
2024

WGA In-Person Luncheon: Kelsey Kehoe (WY State Geological Survey)

05-10-2024 11:15 am -1:00 pm
$25.00

Helium in Wyoming

17
May
2024

SPE In-Person Luncheon: KC Oren (GeoStar Energy Partners)

05-17-2024 11:15 am
$25.00

EOR & Carbon Capture

12
Jul
2024

2024 Pioneer Picnic & Fremont Canyon Boat Tours

07-12-2024 8:00 am -1:30 pm
Free
2024 Pioneer Picnic & Fremont Canyon Boat Tours

Lunch and boat tour costs TBD in 2024. The WGA will also offer a combined lunch and boat tour at a reduced rate.

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