Let's move on--today's news is what it is.  There are much larger contexts.  Tendency on this board to obsess.

From below link--"The U.S. government's interest in diversifying its rare earth supply is spurred by fears that China will restrict exports to the U.S. to retaliate against tariffs. Chinese companies have hinted at doing so—in August, China's rare earth industry association said it was willing to weaponize rare earths to place the burden of U.S. tariffs on American consumers."


Has that restriction already begun with August rare earth exports dropping 17% in August?  Such news makes Ucore all the more essential to a domestic rare earths industry.  My bet is that the company already has been in contact with US Defense Dept and was told to get all its ducks in a row.