The company, a supplier of raw materials to the rapidly growing global infrastructure marketplace, said it will continue its work with Mineral Labs and its partners to not only expand sites within its current operational footprint but also identify high-value targets and deposits for expansion throughout coal-based deposits and coal-based sites.
In a statement, Mark Jensen, CEO of American Resources Corporation commented, "When choosing a laboratory partner for our rare earth division, it was imperative that we have the highest quality of accuracy and timeliness within our sampling and analysis program. We have a long history with Mineral Labs, and they have consistently proven to us again and again that they provide exceptional service and accuracy during our existing sampling programs.
"Given our plans to rapidly scale this division, it is imperative that our partners have the scale to meet our growth expectations. Minerals Lab possesses all these attributes and currently has a presence in every state within the Central Appalachian and Illinois coal basins, which is optimal for our planned rare earth expansion."
Mineral Labs, founded in 1975, is a nationally-recognized laboratory that has a deep understanding of the various levels of analysis and sampling in the coal regions throughout the US. The company has grown to include 8 laboratories in 5 states and approximately 100 employees with the core management staff possessing over 150 years of combined experience. It adheres to the concepts of ISO 17025, paired with detailed quality control program consisting of internal and external audits to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy.
Sharlonda Carroll, Chief Chemist of Mineral Labs commented, "We are extremely excited to earn the business as Lab of Record for American Rare Earth. We developed our rare earth analysis program to meet the needs of the robust market for analyzing rare earths from coal-based sources. We look forward to continuing our work with the American Rare Earth team to ensure they can meet their growth expectations and provide their customer with excellent qualities and results."
American Resources is a supplier of high-quality raw materials to the rapidly growing global infrastructure market. The company is focused on the extraction and processing of metallurgical carbon, an essential ingredient used in steelmaking. It has a growing portfolio of operations located in the Central Appalachian basin of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia where premium quality metallurgical carbon deposits are concentrated.
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