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This company, Quest, is essentially about HEAVY rare earth element demand.  If you do not fully appreciate this most profitable side of the rare earth play, please read the "Seeking Alpha" article posted at the bottom of this IBOX.  Light rare earth demand will be met within about two to three years by the "seniors", Molycorp and Lynas, making the other light rare earth junior miners too late to the party when and if they come on-line in 4 or 5 years. But the big and unmet future demand will be for the most profitable rare earths: HEAVY rare earth elements (HREE). The senior mining companies will produce relatively little HREE.  And National Security uses for HREE, among other commercial applications, make Quest a very serious HREE investment option out of the various potential "junior" miners. 

For example, the Strange Lake prospect is estimated by the company to have a 20 year of cash flow of $7.9 billion dollars and would cost just over $500 million to develop and operate over that period:

"Preliminary Economic Assessment (September 2010)
     "The results show positive cash-flow, a strong Internal Rate of Return and strong Net Present Value metrics at discount rates of up to 20% for a potential mining operation at Strange Lake (Table 3). The Wardrop study utilizes an open-pit mining operation model and a Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO) price deemed conservative, as it is similar to the 2007 trailing three-year average price. Accepted consensus is that REE prices have increased since 2007. For this study, the total tonnes of concentrate produced of TREO, Nb2O5 and ZrO2 were considered marketable and contribute to revenues in the financial model.



     "Wardrop applied a conventional Truck and Shovel open-pit mining operation model to the Strange Lake B-Zone deposit at a production rate of 4,000 tonnes per day (tpd), for the first 25 years of production, using the 1.0% Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO) cut-off presented in the Preliminary Resource Estimate previously reported by Quest (see Press Release : April 7, 2010: 40.4 million tonnes grading 1.161% TREO, 2.07% zirconium oxide (ZrO2), 0.25% niobium oxide (Nb2O5) and 0.053% hafnium oxide (HfO2), see cautionary statements below). The total operating costs per tonne of ore milled is estimated to be C$102/t. Under these project parameters, the B-Zone operation would pay back capital expenditure (CAPEX), have a positive cumulative cash flow in the fourth year of operation, show positive pre-tax cash-flows of up to C$368.2 million per year, an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 36.4% and finally a Pre-Tax Net Present Value (NPV) of C$1.41 billion at a 12% discount rate. The project remains strongly positive when applying up to a 20% discount rate. Life-of-Mine Total Pre-Tax cash-flows of more than C$7.97 billion have been calculated.
     "An estimated CAPEX of C$563.4 million will be required for establishment of the mine, mill/concentrator, site utilities and storage, road and slurry pipeline construction to the Newfoundland and Labrador coast, tailings facilities and infrastructure development required for the operation. A 25% contingency cost ($99.3 million) was included in calculating total project expenditures..."





Reports and Presentations:

New Orleans Investment Conference - October 25-31, 2010
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Quest Corporate Presentation - October 8th, 2010
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Quest Corporate Presentation - July 27th, 2010
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Quest Corporate Presentation – AGM Presentation - April 20th, 2010
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Quest Strange Lake Presentation – April 20th, 2010
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Quest Misery Lake Presentation – April 20th, 2010
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Quest Corporate Presentation - REE Presentation March 3, 2010
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Quest 2009 Annual Report - Feb 27-10
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Quest Corporate Presentation - REE Presentation - Jan 17-10
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 Rare Earth Element Primer:

 "Seeking Alpha" Article Published 01/03/11:

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#3769   I didn't see any news, what's up here? Stockslayr 01/12/17 09:49:19 PM
#3768   Nope! I'm right there with you, not even tombrady12nh 01/11/17 10:57:38 PM
#3767   Air transport will avoid the building of the gpf95 01/11/17 08:17:41 PM
#3766   I bought this stock in 2011... down a investorhubguy 12/28/16 10:01:30 PM
#3765 For the long run 11/25/16 04:33:12 PM
#3764   Good to see some life here. For the long run 11/25/16 04:25:06 PM
#3763   Thanks for the great news I'm pretty sure tombrady12nh 11/25/16 12:03:07 PM
#3762 gpf95 11/25/16 11:50:33 AM
#3761   posted on quest website last week gpf95 08/08/16 05:04:18 PM
#3760   Avalon has just produced by way of a gpf95 04/11/16 05:19:40 PM
#3759   I guess the reason for ( jumped has For the long run 04/10/16 03:11:53 PM
#3758   Wow I didn't notice that! I can't tombrady12nh 04/10/16 12:43:52 PM
#3757   anybody know why we jumped on Friday? gpf95 04/10/16 12:19:02 PM
#3756   $cdn For the long run 03/07/16 05:03:05 PM
#3755   Ok-I do not see a bid/ask for QRMLF. tombrady12nh 03/07/16 11:37:11 AM
#3754   Are your shares in the U.S. Or Can Exchange? tombrady12nh 03/06/16 06:49:05 AM
#3753   I have never tried to sell.....could not stomach For the long run 03/05/16 10:38:16 PM
#3752   I agree but have you ever tried to tombrady12nh 03/05/16 06:04:34 PM
#3751   I have no choice but to stay in For the long run 03/05/16 05:37:53 PM
#3750   Wow that's but how do we sell our tombrady12nh 03/04/16 08:03:09 PM
#3749 For the long run 03/04/16 07:23:35 PM
#3748   Avalon Delists from NYSE For the long run 11/28/15 08:41:44 AM
#3747   Anyone home? Can you sell your shares tombrady12nh 10/26/15 09:39:42 PM
#3746   Thanks-this is dead money. The shares won't tombrady12nh 09/18/15 01:31:06 PM
#3745   Might take till 2021 or 22 to be gpf95 09/18/15 01:08:30 PM
#3744   What are you talking about? tombrady12nh 09/17/15 09:59:31 PM
#3743   You n the other guy busting on mz eventhelosers 09/17/15 09:36:31 PM
#3742 For the long run 09/17/15 06:50:19 PM
#3741   IF mfg starts in 2017 will Quest jump tombrady12nh 09/17/15 04:12:47 PM
#3740 For the long run 09/10/15 09:49:02 PM
#3739   Thanks do you think Quest will go back tombrady12nh 09/05/15 11:11:23 PM
#3738   Don't know if you guys have seen this gpf95 09/01/15 11:16:06 AM
#3737 For the long run 08/04/15 01:46:37 PM
#3736 For the long run 08/03/15 10:26:00 AM
#3735 For the long run 07/21/15 03:01:30 PM
#3734   52 wk low tombrady12nh 07/21/15 02:27:40 PM
#3733   The entire Rare Earth sector really turned out tombrady12nh 07/20/15 11:48:47 PM
#3732   No demand yet, so Crusader 05/26/15 04:29:15 PM
#3731   We might see a really nice run here!! tombrady12nh 04/24/15 06:38:23 PM
#3730 For the long run 04/24/15 05:55:01 PM
#3729   Misery Lake Property, is being sold off as For the long run 04/24/15 04:14:08 PM
#3728   Peter Cashin buying Misery Lake for new company: ChrisCarpe 04/24/15 09:45:16 AM
#3727 For the long run 04/24/15 07:52:55 AM
#3726   Anyone want to take a guess at how bloodonthetracks 04/23/15 07:58:36 PM
#3725   Anyone want to take a guess at how bloodonthetracks 04/23/15 07:57:55 PM
#3724   Please see posts 3684, 3692, and 3693 follow For the long run 04/23/15 04:54:14 PM
#3723   Anyone know what any of this means? xlr-v 04/23/15 10:59:02 AM
#3722 For the long run 04/21/15 04:29:52 PM
#3721   I would Iove to see a deal tombrady12nh 04/16/15 10:33:38 AM
#3720   Would have been even nicer if it was For the long run 04/16/15 10:04:36 AM