EDITOR: | June 11th, 2021 | 5 Comments

Jack Lifton Hosts USA Rare Earth’s Pini Althaus and Vital Metals’ Geoff Atkins on Critical Materials Corner

| June 11, 2021 | 5 Comments

Don’t miss this exclusive discussion between leading industry experts on the increasingly vital role Critical Materials play in future technologies and what opportunities it holds for investors for more than a decade on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Toronto, June 11, 2021 — InvestorIntel.com, ‘the stock source’ for investors in the capital markets, is pleased to announce the inaugural presentation of the Critical Materials Corner series with industry expert Jack Lifton to be held on Friday, June 18th from 9 AM to 10:15 AM EST.

Critical Materials Corner is part of the highly successful InvestorTalk.com series which allows investors and analysts to listen and ask questions direct to industry leaders racing to acquire and produce these materials critical to our future.

In this first event, Jack Lifton will feature guests Pini Althaus from USA Rare Earth, LLC and Geoff Atkins from Vital Metals Ltd. (ASX: VML). After introducing their companies, Jack Lifton will moderate a 30-minute discussion for investors on who will likely be first to production of rare earths in North America. This will be followed by a live 30-minute Q&A from the audience.

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Jack Lifton commented in preparation for Critical Materials Corner: “The US domestic markets use some 12,000 tons per year of rare earth permanent magnet enabled components. Nearly all of which are made in China. To decouple the US magnet market from China will require the reconstruction of a number of companies in each stage of the total domestic rare earth permanent magnet supply chain. Producing mines, chemical processors capable of separating mixed rare earths into individual rare earths; specialized metallurgical concerns capable of turning rare earth chemicals into metals and magnet alloys; and last, but not least, magnet fabricators must be organized and put into production. No one company can do this at the levels required even for the US military. There will be dozens of companies involved. Do not, for a minute, believe that any one venture could supply the nation’s needs for rare earth permanent magnets.”

USA Rare Earth is a private company earning and acquiring from Texas Mineral Resources Corp. (OTCQB: TMRC) an 80% operating joint venture interest in The Round Top Heavy Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Project located in Hudspeth County, West Texas. Round Top hosts a wide range of critical heavy rare earth elements, high-tech metals, including lithium, zirconium, hafnium, and beryllium.

Vital Metals (ASX: VML) is an explorer and developer with highly prospective mineral projects, focusing on the world-class rare earth Nechalacho project in Canada. It plans to commence production at Nechalacho in 2021 and aims to produce a minimum 5,000 tonnes of contained REO by 2025.

Critical Materials Corner is exclusive to the InvestorTalk.com series and will not be recorded. Registration is CAD$25 through this link, click here or cut and paste the following URL link to register: https://investortalk.com/upcoming-events/ola/services/critical-materials-corner-hosted-by-jack-lifton-with-guests-pini-althaus-from-usa-rare-earth-llc-and-geoff-atkins-from-vital-metals-ltd-asx-vml?olaT=2021-06-18T13%3A00%3A00.000Z&olaR=2644470

Jack Lifton is the CEO of Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials.

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  • scott gibson

    Seems to me that if these companies want to be noticed favorably by investors, they might consider other venues than a pay-for-view interview. There’s already a lot of info out there on the REE front and I’m not sure paying $25 to hear a private company, or one with a billion shares outstanding, tout themselves is worthwhile.

    June 12, 2021 - 3:59 PM

  • Tracy Weslosky

    Scott. Thank you for visiting InvestorIntel.com. The InvestorTalk.com series Tues-Thursday’s are complimentary. The Critical Materials Corner is a debate driven event. The token amount being charged is to ensure that the participants are committed audience members. Jack Lifton is a global expert on rare earths, and Geoff Atkins of Vital Metals for instance – is one of only a few that has actually taken a company from exploration to production. We are looking forward to an update from him. USA Rare Earth LLC is not a public company (yet), however they are seeking acquisitions, have raised a substantial amount of capital and are showing no signs of slowing down; which is one of many reasons we are quite interested in Pini Althaus’ update. Thanks again for your feedback.

    June 13, 2021 - 9:30 AM

  • Rare Earths Investor

    “There will be dozens of companies involved. Do not, for a minute, believe that anyone venture could supply the nation’s needs for rare earth permanent magnets.”

    I would be very interested in Mr. Lifton’s view on the future move by the EU to focus on ESG in relation to building critical metals chains. Might the EU and US adopt a policy that mandates all companies, particularly end-line manufacturers, ensure that both their own products as well as those of their suppliers meets ESG standards? This may well be a gov’ requirement if companies are to have access to two huge consumer markets?

    Further, might such an approach (applied to all companies globally) directly and negatively impact companies involved in the RE value chain in China re., failure to meet ESG requirements as would be defined by the EU and US (not Chinese prescribed). Some Chinese mining and processing may have problems meeting such non-China ESG requirements (i.e., environmental, worker and social/human rights defined); likewise, their buyers.

    Consequently, end liners in particular would be looking at ‘building out’ to be able to meet the consumer entry requirements to two huge global markets (China and N. America/EU/UK/AUS-Asia).

    Shareholders would likely be disturbed to see their companies failing to compete for all market share, regardless of that market’s geographic location. Old ‘traditional’ views re., company location restraints, etc., would no longer be acceptable to shareholders moving to new energy perspectives (e.g., note Shell).

    Yes, we would be talking many dozens of companies in such a scenario, but it would make for a very interesting investor market from my perspective in RE, potentially expanding the number of entities that might become involved.

    June 14, 2021 - 11:06 AM

  • Sam smith

    Tracy will there be any coverage by yourself on this post debate, for investors like myself that are invested in VML and living in Australia, would be great to get an insight into what had been said.
    Thank you from Ozz

    June 15, 2021 - 11:25 AM

    • Tracy Weslosky

      Thank you Sam. I will write a column on the highlights but no recording is being done on this one. This is a 5-minute intro period per company followed by a moderated debate by Jack Lifton and then a Q&A period that I will moderate. Thank you for your feedback.

      June 17, 2021 - 5:50 PM

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