95-97% of the supply of Rare Earth Elements (REE) – integral to the high technology, nanotechnology, hybrid automotive, aerospace and defence industries – currently comes from China. China has continued to reduce its export quotas to the point where it will only be supplying 50% of the world’s needs by 2015. This will have a major impact on prices for each of the 17 Light (LREE) and Heavy (HREE) elements that comprise the category – and the products in which they are used – unless alternate sources of supply are found. A Canadian company has done just that and will be bringing one of the largest HREE resources in the world (44% HREE, 56% LREE) into production by 2017.
The infographic* below comes from www.visualcapitalist.com and the presentation from Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. (QRM) both of which are made available by Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). This paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.
Below is an infographic on the REE market and a link to a Proactive One 2 One Investor Forum presentation I attended on REE market fundamentals and the development and prospects of Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. and their Strange Lake project.
Quest Rare Minerals Corp. Contact information:
- Mehdi Azodi, Director Investor & Corporate Affairs
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Tel: (416) 916-0777; Fax: (416) 916-0779
- Web Site: www.questrareminerals.com
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