I recently updated the TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index, to reflect a project update since the last edition. The effective date of the latest edition is October 4, 2014. The specifics:
- On September 22, 2014, Matamec Explorations Inc. (TSX.V:MAT) announced that it has regained a 100% interest in the Kipawa deposit in Canada. According to the associated news release, the 49% stake in Kipawa previously owned by Toyotsu Rare Earth Inc. has been converted into a 10% net profits interest royalty;
One other note: On August 5, 2014, Hastings Rare Metals Ltd. (ASX:HAS) announced a maiden JORC-compliant mineral-resource estimate for the Yangibana project in Australia. According to the associated news release, 1.9 Mt of the resource is at the Indicated level @ 1.38% TREO, and 1.5 Mt is at the Inferred level @ 1.29% TREO, each at a cut-off grade of 0.5 wt% TREO. Details of the individual REO grades and distributions are still being clarified with the company; once the details have been received, the project will be added to the Index.
The Index currently consists of 57 rare-earth mineral resources, associated with 52 advanced rare-earth projects and 47 companies, located in 34 regions within 16 countries.
I have also updated the pricing used in the Index data, to reflect the average monthly prices for September 2014, as reported by Metal Pages. You can access the updated details via the Index page.
One final note – the easy-to-remember shortcut for accessing the Index is www.RareEarths.org.
Disclosure: at the time of writing, Gareth Hatch holds no shares or stock options in any of the companies mentioned in this article, or in any publicly traded rare-earth company, nor is he doing paid consulting for any such company.