WY Rare Earth Minerals Discovery Offers USA Manufactured Home Producers, Retail, Developers, Supply, Transport, Installers, Others Opportunities-Benefits – Facts with Analysis; plus MHMarkets


The announced discovery of so-called “rare earth minerals” in Wyoming creates opportunities for companies, contractors, and employees involving in manufactured housing. Rare earth deposits in the U.S. are potential good news for current and potential domestic producers, including manufactured housing retailers, suppliers, developers, transport (“totters”), installers, and others emerged in mainstream media that has gone unmentioned by most in manufactured housing trade media. MHProNews is the primary exception to that scenario. To tee up this report in Part I, the following inquiry was made to Bing’s AI powered Copilot. Analysis and industry expert commentary will follow in Part II, with the MHVille equities update found in Part III.

Note that this Q&A response was on the purple or “creative” setting of Copilot.

> “What role do rare earth minerals play in household appliances, air conditioning, heating, or solar panels? Does the discovery of rare earth minerals in WY offer potential benefits for manufactured housing and other types of housing?”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsRare earth minerals are a group of 17 elements that have unique properties and are used in many applications, such as electronics, magnets, batteries, and renewable energy. Some examples of household appliances, air conditioning, heating, or solar panels that use rare earth minerals are:

The discovery of rare earth minerals in Wyoming could offer potential benefits for manufactured housing and other types of housing, such as:

There was more from Copilot that can be reviewed later. But that is sufficient to tee up the report provided below by the WND News Center to MHProNews.


Part I


Mining company finds 2.34 BILLION tons of rare earth minerals in Wyoming!

‘Exceeded our wildest dreams’

By Bob Unruh
Published February 9, 2024 at 2:06pm

Much of today’s high tech, for computer, automobile, communications and military applications, requires ingredients called rare earth minerals.

They are not widely available and China, with an estimated 44 million metric tons of resources, has been the source for some 95% of those components used around the world.

That makes the U.S. dependent on an unfriendly Communist regime for significant advances in its technology.

But that could be changing, as a report in the Daily Mail reveals that a mining company has announced the discovery of “more than 2.34 billion metric tons” in Wyoming.

“American Rare Earths Inc announced that the reserves near Wheatland dramatically surpass the Asian nation’s 44 million metric tons, saying it ‘exceeded our wildest dreams’ after drilling only about 25 percent of the property,” the report said.

It explained the results come from the company’s stake in hundreds of mining claims across 6,320 acres of land in the Halleck Creek Project, in southeastern Wyoming not far from Nebraska and Colorado, as well as mineral leases on another 1,844 acres of the Cowboy State Mine.

Already confirmed are minerals like neodymium, praseodymium, samarium, dysprosium and terbium.

Such are used in smartphones, hybrid vehicles, military applications and more.

For example, the report noted magnets made from neodymium “are used in hard disc drives and mobile phones, while praseodymium is used in high-strength alloys in aircraft engines. Dysprosium is used to make control rods in nuclear reactors, and terbium is used in low-energy lightbulbs and mercury lamps.”

Company CEO Don Swartz said China wants “market dominance,” but the issue now is “a race.”

The company began test drilling a year ago, with positive results right away.

Now, plans are being made for open pit mining, the most common method for mining projects, a process that allows mining of up to 20,000 tons a day.

The report noted that this is not the only positive news about rare earths coming out of Wyoming.

“U.S.-based Ramaco Resources has a stake near Sheridan, Wyoming that could be worth around $37 billion, ” the report noted.

There, Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins explained resources had been tested only down to about 200 feet, but research now is going down to 1,000 feet. ##


Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and a Reasonably Focused Commentary 

The phrase “knowledge and understanding are potential power” is a variation of the famous maxim “knowledge is power”, which is often attributed to the English philosopher Francis Bacon. The Latin phrasing of that “scientia potestas est” might more precisely mean “knowledge is potential power.” The last sentence in WND‘s report in Part I above could mean that there are even more rare earth minerals there in WY than they already believe. Initial reports from other sources indicate that initially hundreds of new “high paying” jobs could be created. Over time, that could grow. Housing will be needed to support that effort.

There have been other ‘rare earth’ mineral discoveries in the past 3 years in different nations and continents. That is promising in the sense that it may help the U.S., Europe, and other parts of the world escape the ‘rare earth’ part of the grip that Communist China has had over global markets. That noted, the chart below was published by Visual Capitalist in November 2021. While dated, it nevertheless paints the picture of how the realities have been with respect to rare earth minerals, and how those realities could evolve due to this discovery in WY in the years ahead. As was noted in the preface, all of that is potentially good news for an array of manufactured housing connected operations, contractors, and employees. It is entirely conceivable that one or more new factories (a.k.a. building center(s), production center(s)) could be built nearby in order to serve the kind of housing boom that will be needed to serve that market.

Notice that in the graphic below, China dominates. Even Russia has several times more rare earth minerals than the U.S. and Canada combined. Vietnam has long been a client state of China, and per the infographic below, is #2 in the world in such minerals. These are among the reasons why this ‘find’ of rare earth minerals in WY could prove to be a game changer in trade and production.

Note: to expand this image below to a larger or full size, see the instructions

below the graphic below or click the image and follow the prompts.

Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.


The news that rare earth minerals may be abundant in Wyoming could open the door to the potential for other locations in the U.S. with similar geological features having such minerals.

Mining means jobs, as Copilot aptly observed in the preface for this article. As those in manufactured housing for a decade or more that follow industry news and events know, booms in oil, gas, and commercially useful geologic discoveries often create a housing demand nearby. Manufactured homes and other forms of prefabricated (prefab) factory built housing have been used in various parts of the U.S. for decades when a local or regional boom occurs.

But this can also mean that a lower dependence on Communist China or their allied nations – like Vietnam – is in eyesight. MHProNews has reported periodically for years on the wisdom (or lack thereof) and the apparent woes associated with using Communist China as a supplier and supply chain source.










Copilot Segue 

Before proceeding, note that a periodic management level reader of MHProNews inquired about the potential for ‘manipulating’ Copilot. When asked that pro for an example, that party said ‘well, you can suggest to Copilot that 4 plus 4 equals 9 and it will agree.’

So, we tested that very inquiry. Again, using the purple or ‘creative’ setting, here was that Q&A.

> “Is four plus four equal to nine?”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsNo, four plus four is not equal to nine. The correct answer is eight. You can write this as a mathematical equation using LaTeX:

If you want to learn more about addition, I can generate a poem for you. Just type “poem about addition” and I’ll try my best. 😊 …”

So, clearly that pro was incorrect on that point.

That same party suggested that Copilot will just offer up schmooze, such as what was generated and used in the postscript in this past Sunday’s report. While it seems that Copilot is programmed to be polite, after 9 months of tests, in our experience, it will not offer praise or reinforcement on the front end if it factually or otherwise disagrees. The 4+4 example above is evidence for that point.

Since disclosures about Copilot are the focus of this segue before returning to the impact of this rare earth mineral find, MHProNews has also noted that Copilot has an apparent left-leaning bias, notable in the sources it may use for information, a point that other sources have noted too. There have been times that MHProNews has demonstrated an apparent error to Copilot. It rechecks based on that input. It may agree and admit its error. That’s to be commended and isn’t something you can do with a standard Google search, which for the record can also generate ‘garbage’ or biased results to search inquiries. Dr. Robert Epstein has documented that extensively.




But for balance, there have also been occasions when an apparent error was demonstrated to Copilot, and for whatever reasons (presumably, programming) it would not budge and would simply repeat its prior apparently glitched remark.

Bing’s disclosures have said that Copilot can produce surprising and sometimes inaccurate information. The current disclosure from Bing on the page https://www.bing.com/copilot on 2.12.2024 at 4:40 PM ET simply said: “Copilot uses AI. Check for mistakes.” MHProNews routinely does, and as has been disclosed previously, we routinely know generally what the answer should be. So, if Copilot provides an answer that looks erroneous, we know immediately to double check and provide it with evidence of the glitch. Given its apparently polite programming, Copilot will say something about appreciating the feedback, you are correct, sorry for any inconvenience, and then will give the amended response.  But at times, when it is ‘stubborn’ – to apply a human characteristic to AI – and a back and forth does not yield a change, Copilot has simply ended a conversation thread.  Knowing those tendencies, it can be adjusted for by a committed and objectively minded user. Those disclosures noted, back to the rare earth minerals, China, and related.


Back to China, Rare Earth Minerals, and Related Policies

The U.S. has been going through a period that perhaps is unlike any quite like it in our nation’s past. Certainly, foreign powers have from the earliest days of following United States independence have attempted to influence government and trade policies. There have always been global competitors to the U.S. But what that competition looked like has evolved over the centuries since July 4, 1776.

For example. There has been times when the U.S. has been in the historic position where it was essentially supporting a potential rival military state, or when American military might was essentially deployed to do the bidding of corporate interests.




But an argument can be made that Russia (the old Soviet Union and/or the old Warsaw Pact block) and Communist China pose a unique challenge, due in part to their military, nuclear weapons, EMT, biological warfare, and certain economic abilities that they have.

The fact that Russia and China for decades have arguably offered their citizens less freedom and less free speech than is generally found in the U.S. or many Western nations means that their economic and military challenges pose a unique threat to our national security and your personal rights. These are among the reasons why in principle MHProNews has editorially opposed the notion of doing ‘business as usual‘ with either nation when an alternative exists.

Switching to the blue or balanced setting for Copilot, consider the following Q&A.

> “There is an evidence-base case to be made that Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and other presidents since their respective administrations have often allowed for a trade and foreign policy stances that essentially fueled rival regimes that are arguably authoritarian and rivals to the U.S., like Communist China and Russia. Meaning, both Democrats and Republicans have allowed big business interests in the U.S. to push for policies that may have benefited their corporate coffers, but they didn’t benefit U.S. workers or the majority of middle American taxpayers. As China, for example, has used investments from U.S. or other Western corporations to build their economy, China’s military has grown as a result. Displaced factory workers, for example, at times have had to take jobs for lesser pay or go on state assistance. So, a cycle of more taxpayer funded expenses occurs. Military spending in the U.S. increases to meet the ‘threat’ from China (or Russia). Unemployment or other forms of public assistance spending increases. Sometimes alcoholism or drug use follows the reduced standards of living for former factory workers. While the clock can’t be turned back on those policies, it seems that national leaders from whatever political party ought to recognize the harm done to the many, while the wealthiest and their corporate interests benefited. Sometimes those corporate interests escaped U.S. labor policies, environmental policies, etc. by taking a factory to China, Vietnam, or some other country. Respond to those notions with examples as needed.”

BingCopilotAI-Screen1.3.2024MHLivingNewsCertainly, the interplay between trade, foreign policy, and economic interests has shaped the geopolitical landscape over the years. Let’s delve into some examples:

  1. China:
    • Trade and Investment: China’s economic rise has been fueled by foreign investment, including from U.S. corporations. American companies sought to tap into China’s vast market and low-cost labor force. As a result, China’s economy grew significantly.
    • Military Implications: While trade and investment flowed into China, its military capabilities also expanded. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) modernized, and China became a strategic competitor to the U.S.
    • Displaced Workers: The shift of manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China led to job losses for American factory workers. Many faced unemployment or had to accept lower-paying jobs.
    • Public Assistance: Displaced workers often relied on state assistance programs, which increased taxpayer-funded expenses.
    • Environmental Impact: Some U.S. companies moved factories to China to escape stringent labor and environmental regulations, contributing to environmental challenges.
    • Example: Apple’s production in China allowed it to maintain high profit margins while benefiting from China’s manufacturing capabilities. However, this also raised concerns about labor conditions and environmental practices1.
  1. Russia:
  1. Middle East:
    • Oil and Geopolitics: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has often been influenced by oil interests. The region’s stability affects global energy markets.
    • Support for Authoritarian Regimes: The U.S. supported autocratic regimes in the Middle East during the Cold War to counter Soviet influence. This had long-term consequences for democracy and human rights.
    • Example: The U.S. backed Saudi Arabia despite its human rights record, partly due to oil interests. However, this approach has faced criticism for prioritizing stability over democratic values3.

In summary, trade and foreign policies have complex implications, affecting economies, military dynamics, displaced workers, and public welfare. National leaders must weigh corporate interests against broader societal impacts to create balanced policies that benefit all citizens.

Learn more
While not necessarily agreeing, similar observations to those made in the Q&A above with Copilot have been made by centi-billionaire Warren Buffett.
Buffett, of course, is the leader of Berkshire Hathaway, which is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, and other MHVille connected companies.
Buffett said that U.S. trade policies sometimes resulted in what he called “road kill” – a crude term used to describe displaced American employees. He said that such displaced U.S. employees should get government help. How nice of him?


Those trade pro-China import policies have generally held sway in the U.S. so long as “Establishment” Democrats and Republican politicians have been in the ascendency.

But in the Trump era, their influence has arguably been challenged, which is precisely why much (not all) of corporate media and “establishment” or donor-class candidates often vilified Trump.

Trump went from being one of the most popular figures in the U.S. among the ‘rich and famous’ to being among the most disrespected and attacked. That’s the power of U.S. and other Big Media and Big Tech.

  https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/black-holes-in-journalism-kristina-borjesson-only-released-half-information-govt-agencies-big-media-woes-shadows-of-liberty-acclaimed-full-documentary-with-exclusive-annotate/ and https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/runaway-corporate-monopoly-power-inequality-generating-machine-ultra-rich-get-richer-but-5-billion-grow-poorer-says-oxfam-per-inequality-report-facts-with-u-s-and-mhville-in/


That is relevant to this discussion of rare earth minerals and sourcing things domestically.  Because Trump’s trade and foreign policy has been summed up with the simple words “America First” with “Americans First.”

Trump said it is the purpose of other nation’s governments to care for their citizens, and that for too long, the corporate power over U.S. policies (foreign and domestic) meant that “globalists” in the U.S. could sell out American employee and smaller business interests. A number of people across the left-center-right divide have waited for a candidate that was willing to take on the corporate power that props up trade and other policies that de facto benefited them while also benefiting foreign governments.  Abraham Lincoln warned against such thinking and behavior.




Buffett and his centi-billionaire ally and sizable shareholder in Berkshire stocks, William “Bill” Gates, are among those who have opposed Trump and favored their own interests. Several nonprofits in have emerged that have attempted to counter those problems that result from big corporate influences. While Trump has championed that among Republicans, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has taken up a similar stance among lifelong Democrats. Among the concerns for Biden supporters, or Democrats more broadly, has been that Kennedy might siphon off enough votes from their candidate to put Trump back in the White House in the November 5.2024 general election.




Developing U.S. Rare Earths Will Be Influenced by Public Policy

It is worth noting that a new Rassmussen survey, reported yesterday by right-leaning Newsmax, announced the following results about who is the most admired political leader including candidates, current or former presidents. While China and trade policy wouldn’t be the only factors influencing this poll, it is worth noting because of the unique stance Trump took to tariff China. Trump’s tariffs slowly began to reign in China’s influence. That policy proved good for smaller businesses, encouraged domestic start-ups and expansions, and thus benefited employees too.  What’s good for the economy is good for housing and manufactured housing too.

Trump also took the position that America needed to be independent of foreign oil, and to the degree possible, should source products, goods, and services here in the U.S.  That thinking bodes well for rare earth development in the U.S. and thus more opportunities for manufactured housing. With that backdrop, here is what Newsmax said about that Rasmussen poll.


QuoteMarksLeftSideRasmussen asked voters, “Which one of the following people do you respect most as a leader: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Mitt Romney?”

Trump, with 42% of the vote, blew away the rest of the field, Rasmussen Reports survey results showed.

President Joe Biden, with half the support given Trump, was second.

Biden was followed by former President Barack Obama (17%), Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (5%), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (5%), Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (3%) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2%).

Trump’s dominance among respondents was boosted by 75% of Republicans identifying him as the leader they respect most.

Democrats, though, were more divided. A total of 43% said Biden is the most respected leader and 30% said Obama is the most respected.

A total of 30% of moderate voters said Trump is the most respected leader, followed by Biden and Obama, each with 23%.

Interestingly, among unaffiliated voters, Trump (39%) earned more support than that given Biden (13%) and Obama (17%) combined.

Also, more women voters said Trump (43%) was the most respected leader ahead of Obama (22%) and Biden (18%).”


Elections come down to what has been called binary choices. It is this candidate vs. that one. Among the weaknesses of what might be seen someday as the first Trump term in office was an insufficient preparation for a transition from candidate to running the federal bureaucracy. Besides pushing his own policies, there were people in the federal government who fought back from the outset. MHProNews reported on that previously and more recently.




MHProNews has reported on Project 2025 which aims to address just that issue. Thousands of possible future conservative “or Trump” administration officials have been identified who are interested in serving. See those reports linked below. With Trump’s polling rising, and Joe Biden‘s weakness being increasingly exposed, which means his polling is falling, perhaps that Rassmussen survey cited above is just another confirmation of trends that MHProNews has kept our readers appraised of for months.







Talk and the Wrong Ideas Aren’t Cheap

To bring these various threads together, the wrong policies matter. Talk isn’t cheap. Talk can be a distraction for what’s true or a blatant or subtle agenda. Slurs are used by political opponents in an attempt to diminish candidates that could do something that is good for the majority of Americans, instead of good for the financial elites that Buffett de facto described as the ruling elites.










Manufactured housing was on the rise under Trump. Manufactured housing has fallen sharply under Biden.


Rise and Fall of HUD Code Manufactured Housing 1995-2023 – Story of the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis Behind the Facts


As the Sunday report linked below reflects, rents were lower, interest rates were lower, housing costs were lower, and a higher percentage of U.S. home ownership was underway. To learn more about China, domestic politics, or other manufactured housing connected issues, see the related reports. The latest MHVille and equities market report is found below in Part III.##




Part III – is our Daily Business News on MHProNews stock market recap which features our business-daily at-a-glance update of over 2 dozen manufactured housing industry stocks.

This segment of the Daily Business News on MHProNews is the recap of yesterday evening’s market report, so that investors can see at glance the type of topics may have influenced other investors. Thus, our format includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines.

The macro market move graphics below provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities. Meaning, you can see ‘at a glance’ how manufactured housing connected firms do compared to other segments of the broader equities market.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

Reminder: several of the graphics on MHProNews can be opened into a larger size. For instance: click the image and follow the prompts in your browser or device to OPEN In a New Window. Then, in several browsers/devices you can click the image and increase the size. Use the ‘x out’ (close window) escape or back key to return.


Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from 2.12.2024

  • Rate cuts likely won’t happen until the summer, Atlanta Fed chief says
  • Columbia University targeted by expanding House antisemitism investigation
  • Cocoa prices are soaring. Will it affect your Valentine’s Day chocolate?
  • A screenshot from Apple’s Macintosh Super Bowl commercial in 1984. The 60-second ad which announced the arrival of the groundbreaking Macintosh personal computer.
  • You almost never saw the most famous Super Bowl ad of all time
  • Bob Edwards, longtime host of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition,’ dies at 76
  • Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill and Natural Foods, inspects grains at the company’s facility in Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S., on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, a pioneering manufacturer of delicious and safe gluten free products, produces over 400 products, primarily whole grains as well as beans, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, spices, and herbs. Photographer: Natalie Behring/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill, has died
  • Affleck is bringing his favorite drinks to Dunkin, its tied to the SB ad.
  • Dunkin’ is adding Ben Affleck’s go-to coffee order on its menu
  • Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, France, June 16, 2023. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
  • US judge orders Elon Musk to testify in SEC’s Twitter probe
  • Temu’s logo is displayed on a smartphone screen
  • Online superstore Temu doubles down on Super Bowl with TV ad and $15 million in giveaways
  • A sign reads “FDIC Insured” on the door of a branch of First Republic Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., March 13, 2023.
  • Here’s why some people keep uninsured money in their bank
  • Why the NFL went all in on sports gambling
  • Biden calls on snack companies to stop shrinkflation ahead of Super Bowl
  • Ford says it has a ‘Skunk Works’ team trying to make lower-cost EVs
  • Tech CEO calls for Tesla boycott over self-driving capabilities in Super Bowl ad campaign
  • Spring homebuying and selling season just kicked off. Are you ready?
  • Consumers are stressed. It could be showing in how we bought toys in 2023
  • The Fed probably won’t cut rates in March. Here’s what that means for markets
  • Amazon wins exclusive streaming rights for NFL playoff game
  • Why this year’s Super Bowl is all about the bathrooms
  • Las Vegas hopes to hit the jackpot with the Super Bowl
  • Michelin Guide history: How did a tire company become an elite restaurant rating guide?
  • Europe’s growth engine is sputtering. Can Germany’s economy be revived?
  • Climate scientist awarded more than $1 million in a lawsuit against conservative writers who defamed his work


In instances such as Apollo, Berkshire Hathaway, Blackstone or others, manufactured housing may only be part of their corporate interests. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report and others on MHProNews can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. For example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
Notice: MHProNews invites the firms named in these reports to respond to any concerns about possibly inaccurate information via email that identifies the concern and offers evidence that sheds a different light on the topic discussed. That said, neither MHI nor MHI publicly traded ‘insider brands’ have done so. They’ve been repeatedly invited to do so, including an outreach on Dec 7, 2o23.
mas kovach mhpronews shopping with soheyla .jp

Get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading 

get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates

Scroll to Top
blumen verschicken Blumenversand
blumen verschicken Blumenversand
Reinigungsservice Reinigungsservice Berlin
küchenrenovierung küchenfronten renovieren küchenfront erneuern