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November 18, 2011 / Jeb

The “Hype” Behind Rare Earths

Our service is growing increasingly aware that Ucore (UURAF) is the little David that has the potential of besting the Goliaths in the rare earth area. Recently, we took a field trip out to Alaska’s Mt. Bokan to assess the situation with our own eyes. This was followed by a trip to Hazen Labs in Denver to determine the economic viability of extricating the heavy rare earth concentrate from the underlying rock.

It is all good and well for companies to deluge investors with hyperbole. After all this is the source of the word hype. Today the rare earths claimed by other companies in this sector are having to make embarrassing readjustments to their elaborate projections. Thus Molycorp (MCP) comes out with disappointing numbers that expose their inability to meet their own projections. What about Avalon(AVL)? They have been forced to fall on their own swords as they admit delays on their feasibility study due to issues involving metallurgical processing so important to the economic viability of their project.

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