International Rare Earths Expert Alastair Neill Steps in as the 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit (#TMS2020) Conference Coordinator

Leading Rare Earths’ Companies and U.S. Government Relations Consultant Jeff Green Confirms Participation

Toronto, February 13, 2020 — The 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit (#TMS2020), an exclusive event for both the industry and investors on the critical materials supply chain, is pleased to announce the appointment of rare earths expert Alastair Neill as conference coordinator.

Founder of InvestorIntel and the Critical Materials Summit series Tracy Weslosky commented: “Alastair has over 25 years of professional experience in critical materials in Asia, North America and Europe. Often a speaker or panelist for a wide range of industry events, we are privileged to be utilizing such a knowledgeable player in the industry to ensure the most informative content possible at this year’s 8th Annual Critical Materials Summit being held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Toronto at the Omni King Edward Hotel.”

Having already confirmed critical material presenters such as Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., Search Minerals Inc., and Texas Mineral Resources Corp., Alastair added: “I am delighted to be stepping in to ensure that we offer investors an understanding of not only where the critical materials industry stands presently, but where it is heading. Increased speculation from government and industry on how to effectively create a much-needed supply chain in North America and Europe, makes #TMS2020 timely.”

Speaker Jeff Green of J.A. Green and Company commented further with “I look forward to speaking at #TMS2020 about the most aggressive U.S. government intervention into the rare earths market in history. The U.S. Department of Defense is in the process of committing millions of dollars to bring rare earth manufacturing back to the United States, which makes this an exciting time to be a participant in this critical materials market. I look forward to the conversations that Alastair Neill and InvestorIntel are sparking at #TMS2020.”

About the 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit: InvestorIntel, a trusted source of online market information for investors in the capital markets, is pleased to host the 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit (#TMS2020) on Thursday, May 14th, 2020. A 1-day event being held in the Sovereign Ballroom at the Omni King Hotel located at 37 King St East in Toronto, Canada — click here to register

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They’re back — The Rare Earths Sequel Returns with a Vengeance.

A tidal wave of performance in today’s rare earths market reminded me of the release of JAWS in 1975 — no one really saw this coming.

Here’s a snapshot for you:

The Pentagon news conference told us nothing new. We know we are dependent on the Chinese for rare earths but for some reason today’s news spurred undeniable action worthy of action.

If you missed the Bloomberg story that got the market running, click here

I asked leaders in the rare earths industry to respond to this Bloomberg article. This CEO asked for anonymity and wrote: “The silliness drums are beating. On the article (WSJ?) suggesting that Apple will be crippled as a result of a rare earth embargo: How can these idiots write nonsense like this? i-Phones are made in Donguan (By Foxconn from Chinese and Japanese components, including vibration motors (made by NIdec in Shenzhen with magnets made by Daido in Suzhou with powders made by us in Tianjin) and capacitors made by Murata in Kyoto with Dysprosium made in Jianyin…So how will an embargo of RE exports to the US hurt Apple again?”

Another CEO wrote: I believe the article summarizes the situation quite well. The threat of disruption appears to be ever closer to becoming a reality…am wondering if only oxides will be subject to the restriction, if implemented.” — Tracy Moore, Canada Rare Earth Corporation

Not to be outdone, Reuters just added their illustrious sizzle on the Pentagon press conference an hour ago, click here

Arguably experts ourselves in that we owned watched these mysterious metals go from being the source of being for a dirty dozen in 2009 to nearly 700 companies in less than 12-months flat, and then back down – to the original players in less than 3 years, we have a particular soft spot for what one of our editors (Jack Lifton) renamed the Technology Metals.

One friend called me today and said: “I cannot believe that Company X traded millions of shares today!”

My response was: “I can. Because I remember when that same stock, now less than a quarter skyrocketed to nearly $10.”

During our decade of following rare earths, we have learned that no one can ever agree if there are 15 or 17 rare earths. We have also learned that the companies that have the magnet metals such as neodymium, dysprosium or praseodymium they have an industry cult following. And then there are those who enjoy the discussion of rare earth separation processes as an unquestionable sign of intellectual superiority, and finally if you want to sound really cool you should be able to sound impressed when a company touts that their rare earths have more “heavies” (heavy rare earth elements or HREEs) than “lights”.

At the end of the day, the facts are simple – the investors are hoarding to the technology metals today. The real question now — is will this interest in sustainability return tomorrow? We will see.

Here are some charts, we were watching today…

Critical Elements Corp. (TSXV: CRE | OTCQX: CRECF)

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL | OTCQB: AVLNF)

Alkane Resources Limited (ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY)

Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY)

Lynas Corporation Limited. (ASX: LYC)

Canada Rare Earth Corp. (TSXV: LL)

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU)

Northern Minerals Ltd. (ASX: NTU)

Arafura Resources Limited. (ASX: ARU)

Texas Minerals Resources Corp. (OTCQB: TMRC)