Here are some photos I did of the Molycorp Mountain Pass mine in Mountain Pass, California for Bloomberg News which ended up as a gallery on the Wall Street Journal's website. Molycorp Minerals LLC is the only U.S. company that produces rare earths, and they are planning on expanding their operations by $400 million. Rare earths are used in hybrid cars, computer chips, and televisions. China currently makes up about 90% of the rare earths output.
As someone who has traveled around the county, living in a van, I have always really liked the look of these teardrop shaped trailers with their stainless steel finish. I would have never though of turning it into a business, which is exactly what Victoria Hogan from Flora Pop did. Flora Pop is a full service, all inclusive pop-up wedding service. Hogan travels to various places around Las Vegas, uses the trailer as a sort of altar, and is licensed to officiate the wedding. We met near Nelson's Landing for the photos.