Rare Earth Reports Successful Drilling And Future Plans For Longstreet Gold-Silver Project, Nye County, Nevada


February 15, 2005 (REM – TSX.V) Rare Earth Metals Corp. (the “Company”) reports the final results for the drill holes from the 2004 program, completed at its Longstreet gold-silver mine project in Nye County, Nevada. The property is located 55 km (30 miles) NE of Tonopah, Nevada. The Company has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the property.

The drilling was successful in intercepting gold-silver mineralization within and beyond the historic resource area and also in the down-dip direction. Of importance, several higher grade silver and gold intervals were intercepted in the deeper holes, namely PR-17, PR-18, and PR 21 which indicate there is potential for higher grade mineralization as the system deepens. Though drilling to date has concentrated on the near surface mineralization, which is thought to be prospective for open pit heap leach extraction methods, the deeper drilling results just received, support a much larger target potential for the property.

There are 8 known areas of gold-silver mineralization at surface on the property, only one of which, the Longstreet Zone, has undergone extensive drilling. Future work on the property will address the potential for a much larger Round Mountain type mineralizing system while continuing evaluation for additional open pit heap leach amenable mineralization on the property. A review of all the drill data for the project and analysis of the 23 angled drill holes contrasted with the historic drill data has led to the following observations:

Angled drilling does appear to significantly improve the drill width and grade of mineralized veins recognized in the 1988 pre-feasibility study by Mine Development Associates, 1988, Longstreet Project Pre-Feasibility Study. (Note, that the 1988 pre-feasibility study is not compliant with National Instrument 43-101.)

The results to date support the potential for an economic deposit. The next step in evaluating this potential should begin with the commissioning of a 3 dimensional geologic model of the Longstreet resource.

The potential for higher grade mineralization below the surface oxide zones is supported in the drill data and that these potentially larger targets should be a focus of upcoming exploration programs.

The table below lists the assay results for all the holes in the 2004 program, testing mineralized sheeted veins in and around the Longstreet Mine Property’s Main Zone. In the 1988 preliminary feasibility study, Mine Development Associates (MDA) of Sparks, Nevada, reported a measured resource of 3,277,900 tonnes of mineralization grading 0.82 g/t Au and 19.5 g/t Ag, excluding talus, (Qualifying Report, March 14, 2003, G.A Harron P. Eng., P.Geo) Report link

Drill Hole Number T. Depth (meters) Dip Angle From To Interval (Meters) Au g/t Ag g/t Gold Equivalent 60:1 Ag:Au Ratio
PR10* 91.44 -45 10.67 22.86 12.19 2.92 29.7 3.42
Including* 10.67 13.72 3.05 8.95 91 10.47
PR10* 91.44 -45 28.96 36.58 7.62 0.63 16 0.9
PR11* 91.44 -45 25.91 30.48 4.57 1.46 20.9 1.81
PR12* 91.44 -45 41.15 44.2 3.05 0.5 5.8 0.6
PR12* 91.44 -45 89.92 91.44 1.52 0.53 93.4 2.09
PR13 91.44 -45 22.86 25.91 3.05 2.26 27.6 2.72
PR14 91.44 -45 9.14 10.67 1.52 1.01 56.2 1.94
PR14 91.44 -45 65.23 67.06 1.52 0.27 90.4 1.78
PR16 91.44 -45 12.19 19.81 7.62 0.81 17.3 1.10
PR16 91.44 -45 32.00 35.05 3.05 1.10 8.9 1.24
PR16 91.44 -45 54.86 56.39 1.52 1.01 19.4 1.33
PR17 91.44 -45 67.06 70.10 3.05 2.39 518.0 11.02
Including 67.06 68.58 1.52 4.45 998.0 21.08
PR17 91.44 -45 76.20 77.70 1.52 0.60 77.9 1.90
PR18 106.68 -45 85.34 88.39 3.05 4.59 53.25 5.48
Including 85.34 86.86 1.52 8.38 77.5 9.67
PR22 121.92 -45 105.16 106.68 1.52 0.29 60.4 1.30
PR22 121.92 -45 114.30 118.87 4.57 0.65 318.7 5.96
Note asterisk * indicates previously released results.

Richard Kern (P.Geo) of Reno, Nevada is the qualified person as required under NI 43-101 and has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release. All samples were prepared and assayed by ALS Chemex, Reno, Nevada. Analysis is done using 50 gram fire assays with an AA finish up to 10 g/t gold and a gravimetric finish if over 10 g/t.

Drill hole PR15 was drilled at the Southern edge of the known resource area and returned no significant assay results. PR19 was abandoned at a depth of 76.2 m due to poor ground conditions. PR 20 was not drilled due to difficult road access conditions. Upon reviewing the drill hole sections, it appears that PR21 was not drilled deep enough to reach target depth of the higher grade veins seen in holes PR17, PR 18 and PR22. Drill holes PR23 and PR24 did not intersect significant mineralization and may indicate either pinching off of the vein structure or down-faulting of the zone.

The Longstreet property is located in the Monitor Range, within the volcanic-hosted Walker Lane gold trend that includes world-class deposits such as the Comstock and Goldfields mining camps. Longstreet is approximately 47 km (29 miles) south-east of the Round Mountain gold mine (Barrick/Kinross). The gold-silver mineralization at the Longstreet Main Zone consists of volcanic hosted, structurally controlled, sheeted veins in a caldera setting. The geology, structure and mineralization at Longstreet appear to be very similar to the Round Mountain mine.

The Longstreet property hosts 8 separate gold-silver targets. Four of the prospective zones including the Longstreet Main Zone are heap-leach, open-pit targets with sulphide mineralization potential at depth. The remaining three zones are deeper, “bonanza” style high-grade gold-silver targets. To learn more about the Longstreet Project link to

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On behalf of the Board of Directors,


John Roozendaal B.Sc
President, CEO & Director
Rare Earth Metals Corp.

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