Ares Strategic Mining Inc. announced that the Company has packaged and shipped all its Lumps Plant infrastructure to the United States, where it will be integrated with its recently arrived Lumps Plant at the Company's new industrial site. The steel structure will provide a 3-storey structure, which will house the Company's Lumps Plant, allowing workers to optimally adjust the plant as it produces metallurgical fluorspar lumps. The Lumps Plant will be the only one of its kind in the United States, so Ares has arranged for experienced international operators to accompany the plant to Utah, where they will assist with the construction and optimization of the plant. Metallurgical fluorspar lumps are an extremely in demand upgraded industrial product used in the steel industry. The Company is looking to supply internally within North America as part of its role as the only domestic U.S. producer once it reaches production. In 2018 the U.S. government classified fluorspar as a Critical Mineral, "deemed critical to U.S. national security and the economy". Fluorspar remains the only non-metallic Critical Mineral which is 100% imported in the entire country. Fluorspar's classification as a Critical Mineral in the United States translates to a faster permitting period, enabling mining operations to initiate more quickly than operations for conventional minerals.