Critical Minerals Corner experts debate one of the most important minerals for sourcing rare earths


In this episode of Critical Minerals Corner, InvestorIntel Editor-in-Chief & Publisher Jack Lifton and Geologist and Newsletter Writer Byron King take on monazite — one of the most important and desirable mineral ores for sourcing rare earths. With guest Frederick Kozak, President of Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp. (CSE: API | OTCQB: APAAF), Byron King explains that while it is very rare to find a monazite deposit, “it is extremely rare to find a really really good monazite deposit…”

“One of the hottest rare earth deposits you will ever see anywhere…” starts King, find out why Saskatchewan, Canada is critical to the production of rare earths in North America.

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7 responses

  1. Tracy Weslosky Avatar
    Tracy Weslosky

    Monazite matters. I urge anyone that follows me to invest in understanding more about this most important mineral – what it is, and why the value. Thank you for your readership.

  2. Marie Avatar

    If I am hearing you guys correctly, APPIA is the future, not Vital Metals, even though they are just about to ship product?

  3. rob dubeck Avatar
    rob dubeck

    My bets are currently on Defense Metals and the plans they are currently in with their deposit. Even Byron King in a YouTube video stated he thought they had some of the highest grade rare earths anywhere. Vitals recent video with Geoff Atkins states his company is content just supplying feedstock. Not Aggessive enough for me.

  4. rob dubeck Avatar
    rob dubeck

    I would like to add that after deeply looking into Pat Ryan of Ucore . Also the president of Neocon International Ryan’s firm is making parts for electric vehicles that include the Nissan Ariya and the Cadillac Lyric. Last year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, his engineering staff won bids to fabricate plastic flooring of the Amazon delivery vans to be manufactured by Rivian Automotive.

    1. Tracy Weslosky Avatar
      Tracy Weslosky

      Rob – I have been attempting to secure an interview with Rob and Jack Lifton for InvestorIntel. Likewise, I would like to interview Pat as I am quite interested in hearing what they are focused on achieving this year…..thank you for visiting.

    2. Tracy Weslosky Avatar
      Tracy Weslosky

      Rob – I think statements like ‘not aggressive enough for me’ send the wrong message. Not sure why VITAL is being debated in this column, but I wanted to share with you that Peter Clausi will be interviewing Geoff Atkins this week.

      Now with regards to Defense Metals, I see that former analyst Dr Luisa Morena has joined the Directorial Board. We have followed Defense Metals and I have left a message for someone in their company to secure an interview on Critical Materials Corner with Jack Lifton. Thank you for update, your visit – however, I would like to graciously remind you that VML’s Managing Director is one of only a handful of people outside of China that has taken a company from exploration to production. REF: LYNAS – thank you.

  5. Tracy Weslosky Avatar
    Tracy Weslosky

    Maria – Thank you for your comments. Comparing VITAL and APPIA is an incorrect conclusion as the formulas for both companies are quite different. The challenge with rare earths is that they are indeed a complex material that must be extracted from a source – and this is only 1 of 6/7 stages that must occur to get them in fighting magnetic material play. I think this interview, in my humble opinion, is about the extraordinary monazite that APPIA has and how a better understanding of this mineral for extracting rare earths is critical for us to understand. It is also my professional opinion that the Chinese have their heads around this formula and seem to be investing in this mineral —- .

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