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William "Bill" Bird
Dr. William H. Bird is a registered professional geologist with more than 40 years of experience. He possesses a strong combination of business credentials and mineral-industry expertise. He served as chief executive of Rare Element Resources, which owns the Bear Lodge REE and gold property. In 2007, Bird joined Medallion Resources, where he is working to build a top-tier rare earth exploration and development company. He holds a PhD in geology from the Colorado School of Mines.
Dr. Bill Bird: REE Supply Hysteria (12/17/10) China's domination of the rare earth industry has led to very real fears about the future supply of these strategic metals that are used in all things technological—from electric car batteries, laptops and cell phones all the way to smart bombs. As one of the foremost experts in rare earth elements (REEs), Bill understands the implications of future supply shortfalls. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, the head of Vancouver-based Medallion Resources Ltd., explains the supply bottleneck and how his company is working to solve it.