EDITOR: | February 2nd, 2015 | 9 Comments

Texas Rare Earths on being ‘the Premier’ Heavy Rare Earth Project in the World

| February 02, 2015 | 9 Comments

Marchese-InvestorIntelFebruary 2, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) about the addition of rare earth leader Eric Noyrez to the Board of Directors and the competitive economics of being a ‘premier’ global heavy rare earth project based in North America. They also discuss other mineable resources such as uranium and lithium that Texas Rare Earth Resources has, along with the rumor that China has stolen F-35 data and how this relates to rare earths.

Tracy Weslosky: I’ll tell you, I’m dying to ask you, how the heck did you secure Eric Noyrez for your Board of Directors?

Anthony Marchese: Well, through a lot of hard work, perseverance and, most importantly, Eric coming to the realization that we are, in my opinion, the premier heavy rare earth project, not only in North America, but in the world.

Tracy Weslosky: We know the InvestorIntel audience has been debating thoroughly, and, of course, I love Christopher Ecclestone’s piece on The Ant and the Grasshopper featuring you (Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp.). You’re certainly garnering a lot of attention from analysts right now because of your recent progress on your metallurgy. Talk to us about this.

Anthony Marchese: Well, this is the first time we’ve been able to publically about our metallurgy because of the prohibition relative to our rights offering that we just concluded yesterday. We have made significant progress, rather, in our metallurgy because we’ve been able to finally show the world the most difficult part of processing, which is we have proven that we can take hard rock, leach it and take out most of the impurities to the point now where we are ready to separate by element and separate by class.

Tracy Weslosky: Of course, this is a very critical point, which we’re, you know, in a very difficult topic of critical materials, and that’s about economics. You’ve also been able to clarify the economic advantage of Texas Rare Earth Resources. Can you tell us a little bit more about that?

Anthony Marchese: One of the criticisms that we’ve heard in the past regarding Texas Rare Earth Resources is the fact that we have a very low grade. It may be a surprise to people that in fact the Chinese clay deposits of which most of the world or all of the world’s rare earths come from actually are at a grade equal to or lower than that of Texas Rare Earth Resources. Nobody doubts the Chinese’s ability. Why? Because it’s all about net profit. It’s not about revenue. It’s not about expense. It’s about, can you process at a cost less than you can sell it? That’s what Texas Rare Earth Resources’ economics are all about. We outline that in our PEA. If anything the numbers from the PEA relative to our recent metallurgy have gotten even better.

Tracy Weslosky: Alright so we have some economic advantages and of course we have political advantages. While I touched on Eric Noyrez joining your board, he’s joined a substantial board of directors and management team that you’ve already put together. Can you just remind our audience of what you’ve already put together and what you are building on?

Anthony Marchese: Well, in addition to Eric who, as I said earlier is just a knowledgeable individual and a very nice individual, more importantly, we also have…to hear the rest of the interview, click here

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  • Aat Oskam

    Round top is a magnificant source of all kinds of critical material. But the big item remains (despite the about 1 M US$ capital raise) finding enough capital to the production stage. (The risk analysis starting from page 14 of the Prospectus is a firm warning). Question to mr. Noirez and Marchese: how to raise capital? The answer might be (like the well respected Jack Lifton numerously said): get the US government stepping in to fund their indepence of China by supporting TRER!

    February 2, 2015 - 4:01 PM

  • walbangerharvey

    It always is interesting to delve into individual rare earth wannabe miners–there are sooooo many. Each has its own story, its own geography, mineralogy, etc. Texas Rare Earth Resources always has intrigued me given its profoundly low grade ore. It is so low grade, does it really even deserve the label “ore”? And, is it fair to compare it with the Chinese clay deposits? According to the oft-quoted, TMR Advanced Rare Earth Project Index, Round Top has an ore that comes in at around $22/ton of ore. That contrasts, for example, with Great Western’s Steen at around $4000/ton (world’s highest, I believe) and financially distressed MCP at around $1000/ton. Round Top’s basket price is respectable but the mountain of ore that must be mined and processed to produce a cup of basket material is just amazing–mining and processing are expensive. Given that reality, even with a stellar board, the real problem is economics and securing the financing. I just don’t understand why the US Gov’t or a private entity would select Texas Rare Earth over other far more ore-endowed American rare earth opportunities such as Ucore or REE. The US does need its own secure source of HREE/CREO but I just can’t see why anyone would think that should be Round Top.

    February 3, 2015 - 7:22 PM

  • David Mortimer

    UCORE is well on its way to proving it has the right stuff for the US domestic market.

    February 4, 2015 - 7:05 AM

  • Springtrader

    David; UCORE may have the right stuff, but does it have enough of it per ton to make the project profitable? My analysis says no. The same goes for TRER.

    February 4, 2015 - 12:30 PM

  • hackenzac

    Your analysis has failed you Springtrader. It’s why you bet the farm on gwg while you still don’t understand how or why GWMG’s CEO worked for Texas Rare if their “grade” is so low.

    February 4, 2015 - 2:25 PM

  • VCinvest

    Well said Springtrader. US soil lacks a “world class” heavy REE deposit. An association with Canada makes much more sense.

    February 10, 2015 - 5:44 AM

  • Ernest

    Well – you lot just might take a close look at Australia’s Northern Minerals Ltd.
    They don’t blah on they just produce damn good results!

    February 11, 2015 - 8:16 PM

  • Aat Oskam

    In hindsite, what has become of TRE? ( and Western, Quest, Avalon etc. etc.) Only LYC (and ALK?) will survive. Even PEK will parish under the new regulastions, alas

    July 27, 2017 - 5:01 PM

  • Tim Ainsworth

    “most of the world or all of the world’s rare earths come from actually are at a grade equal to or lower than that of Texas Rare Earth Resources”

    Sorry, total nonsense, 60% China RE comes from +8% grade & 99% ROW from +10% grade. Both streams processed at scale via SX, nothing comes even remotely close in practice ATM, just mountains of continuous verbiage.

    July 29, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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