Case Background

On June 25, 2015, Molycorp, Inc. and 20 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

On April 13, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order directing that the cases of Molycorp Minerals, LLC; Industrial Minerals, LLC; Molycorp Advanced Water Technologies, LLC; PP IV Mountain Pass II, Inc.; PP IV Mountain Pass Inc.; and RCF Speedwagon Inc. (collectively, the "Molycorp Minerals Debtors") be administered separately from the cases of the other Debtors under the case of Molycorp Minerals, LLC, Case No. 15-11371 (CSS).  The Bankruptcy Court also appointed Paul E. Harner, Esq. as Chapter 11 Trustee for the Molycorp Minerals Debtors.

Important Information & Dates

Welcome to the restructuring website for the Molycorp Minerals Debtors.  The restructuring website for the other Debtors is available here.

Plan and Disclosure Statement:

On April 2, 2018, the Debtors filed their First Amended Combined Dislcosure Statement and Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation.  The Bankruptcy Court held a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement on April 4, 2018.  On April 5, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  On May 29, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan.  On June 14, 2018, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred, and the Plan was consummated.

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Solicitation Materials




Effective Date



Counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee

Ballard Spahr LLP (Wilmington)

919 North Market Street, 11th Floor
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.252.4465
Fax: 302.252.4466
Tobey M. Daluz
Matthew G. Summers
Leslie C. Heilman

Ballard Spahr LLP (Philadelphia)

1735 Market Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA   19103
Phone: 215.864.8236
Fax: 215.864.9762
Vincent J. Marriott, III

Ballard Spahr LLP (San Diego)

655 West Braodway, Suite 1600
San Diego, CA   92101-8494
Phone: 619.696.9200
Fax: 619.696.9269
Dawn A. Messick

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors

Ashby & Geddes

500 Delaware Avenue
8th Floor, PO Box 1150
Wilmington, DE   19899
Phone: 302.654.1888
Fax: 302.654.2067
Benjamin W. Keenan

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building
Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.573.6491
Fax: 302.573.6497
David L. Buchbinder

United States Bankruptcy Court

District of Delaware
824 Market Street North, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.252.2900


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
15-11358 Industrial Minerals, LLC June 25, 2015
15-11362 Molycorp Advanced Water Technologies, LLC June 25, 2015
15-11376 PP IV Mountain Pass II, Inc. June 25, 2015
15-11375 PP IV Mountain Pass Inc. June 25, 2015
15-11377 RCF IV Speedwagon Inc. June 25, 2015
15-11371 Molycorp Minerals, LLC June 25, 2015