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Sector Expert: Michael Silver

American Elements

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Michael Silver is CEO of American Elements, a global manufacturer of engineered and advanced materials. He is an expert on rare earths and other critical metals such as lithium, indium and tellurium. Mr. Silver's expertise includes firsthand knowledge of the supply chain from mine to finished goods and the scientific applications that make these elements important. He is considered a pioneer in the fields of nanotechnology, materials science and alternative energy. The company has operations in Los Angeles; Salt Lake City; Monterrey, Mexico; Baotou, China and Manchester, U.K. In 2011, American Elements cosponsored 74 industry and academic conferences.

Recent Interviews

Rare Earth Junior Miners Should Applaud China: Michael Silver (5/22/12)

In a sector where the playing field is not always level, Michael Silver, chairman and CEO of rare earth supplier American Elements, makes a case for more cooperation. With China's quotas creating a marked price differential for critical metals, Silver insists that junior miners finally have an opportunity to develop the U.S. resource and manufacturing sectors. Silver shares his vision of a fair market—and his favorite junior miners—in this exclusive Critical Metals Report interview.

Recent Quotes

"UCU's Bokan Mountain in Alaska may have a greater percentage of dysprosium than any other deposit on the planet."

The Critical Metals Report Interview with Michael Silver (5/22/12)
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"TSM has a huge amount of yttrium, which has so many important applications."

The Critical Metals Report Interview with Michael Silver (5/22/12)
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