What Does the REE Market Urgently Need? (Besides Economic Sense)


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08/27/2014 [ACCESSWIRE]

LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / August 27, 2014 / Today, Rockstone Research published a research update on the rare earth elements (REE) market highlighting Commerce Resources Corp. as its top pick in the REE space. Numerous other REE stocks are analyzed as well, whereas mining analyst Stephan Bogner comes to the conclusion that Commerce is leading the pack and that all other peers are lagging behind in terms of metallurgy, which is the crucial criteria of success.

Those REE deposits in development that have the greatest chances of success (i.e. being developed into a mine, and thus, offering the highest share price appreciation potential no matter if REE prices remain low) are those that host a REE mineralization out of which a >30% TREO mineral concentrate can be produced with an industry standard process that makes economic sense.

Unfortunately for REE investors, today there exist not many undeveloped REE deposits hosting a mineralization out of which a high enough grade mineral concentrate can be produced, and easily processed, which would be saleable to global REE processors (also known as separation or refining facilities), and from which the numerous REE end-products, which are saleable to the industry, could be produced.

Thus, those few REE development companies capable of producing a >30% TREO mineral concentrate should (and will) be the focus of REE investors, if not already. According to our research only 3 active development companies have attained this base requirement.

The full research report can be downloaded as a PDF via the following links:

Englisch: 

http://www.rockstone-research.de/research/RockstoneREEupdate6english.pdf

German:

http://www.rockstone-research.de/research/RockstoneREEupdate6deutsch.pdf

The following REE stocks are analyzed in the report:

1. Molycorp Inc. ($450 million market cap)

2. Lynas Corp. ($350 million)

3. Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd. ($85 million)

4. Tasman Metals Ltd. ($70 million)

5. Commerce Resources Corp. ($40 million)

6. Arafura Resources Ltd. ($35 million)

7. Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ($33 million)

8. Frontier Rare Earths Ltd. ($30 million)

9. Peak Resources Ltd. ($28 million)

10. Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. ($20 million)

11. Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. ($15 million)

12. Geomega Resources Inc. ($13 million)

13. Namibia Rare Earths Inc. ($11 million)

14. Matamec Exploration Inc. ($10 million)

Link to current chart: http://scharts.co/1APb1GS

Commerce’s share price at the TSX.V has been outperforming the HUI mining index by around 200% since late 2013. Since our initial coverage, the stock appreciated by 283% – thanks to the metallurgical breakthrough announced in December 2013. So far, 2 distinct consolidation phases occured during the new upward-trend, whereas the second one appears to have ended a few days ago as the price started to increase back into the (green) channel, thus generating a buy-signal. We anticipate another strong decoupling phase from the HUI as soon as the (red) resistance is broken:

Link to current chart: http://scharts.co/1xYApFT

Disclaimer: The author holds shares Commerce Resources Corp. And thus will profit from a share price appreciation, whereas the author may sell those any time without notice. Neither Rockstone Research Ltd. nor the author was remunerated by any of the companies mentioned herein to produce or publish this content. Please read the full disclaimer within the full research report and at www.rockstone-research.com as a conflict of interest exists and none of this content is to be construed as an "investment advice."

SOURCE: ROCKSTONE RESEARCH LTD.

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