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Corporate Essentials can be found here: www.questrareminerals.com/corporateessentials.php



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..."  www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1514341/000095012311022132/m69036exv99w2.htm





Reports and Presentations:

New Orleans Investment Conference - October 25-31, 2010
Download PDF (4.2 MB)

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:  theinvestar.com/articles/2011_01_12.htm

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


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#3799   I would definitely be a participant as gpf95 01/22/18 05:19:07 PM
#3798   Just received notice from Quests lawyers, Fasken. For the long run 01/16/18 05:21:10 PM
#3797   Quest has declared bankruptcy protection while reorganizing gpf95 01/10/18 04:26:35 PM
#3796   An extension till the 20th November 2017 For the long run 11/03/17 10:14:32 PM
#3795   Quest web page suspended !! not looking good gpf95 10/05/17 11:27:23 PM
#3793   Trading Halt? Buyout? I'm sure my US shares tombrady12nh 07/05/17 08:58:00 AM
#3792   Big volume tombrady12nh 02/14/17 10:21:37 AM
#3791   Any news today?? tombrady12nh 02/13/17 10:27:04 AM
#3790   Brady going to get another one today? mlb4nd 02/05/17 02:58:42 PM
#3789   Thanks-should be a good SB Matchup tombrady12nh 01/24/17 10:39:41 AM
#3788   Agree. We could screw around here and Stockslayr 01/24/17 10:37:42 AM
#3787   Love to see this get back to a buck tombrady12nh 01/24/17 10:36:18 AM
#3786   No volume, but I'll take it.... Stockslayr 01/24/17 10:29:47 AM
#3785   http://www.questrareminerals.com/QRM-PR-JAN-19-2017.php Stockslayr 01/21/17 09:42:29 AM
#3784   Rarely have a problem buying or selling with Vanguard gpf95 01/19/17 04:04:01 PM
#3783   China is also running out of HREE ! gpf95 01/19/17 04:01:04 PM
#3782   no but I have seen that the first gpf95 01/19/17 03:58:08 PM
#3781   Thanks for the link. The final 70 of Filibert 01/18/17 06:14:37 PM
#3780   material on Quest's website @ windmill deal gpf95 01/18/17 02:26:50 PM
#3779   Giants...ha. I think Beckham is over rated, Stockslayr 01/18/17 09:57:41 AM
#3778   When do they ever choke? At least tombrady12nh 01/18/17 09:11:51 AM
#3777   PS. Are the PATS going to the super Stockslayr 01/18/17 08:08:40 AM
#3776   Huh, I've got Scottrade too. I can Stockslayr 01/18/17 08:07:43 AM
#3775   The deal with the hybrid airship company is Filibert 01/18/17 02:56:54 AM
#3774   still have 5 digits worth ap 2.46 gpf95 01/17/17 09:18:58 PM
#3773   My Scottrade account never shows a bid/ask ever tombrady12nh 01/17/17 08:51:38 PM
#3772   Don't know a reason you couldn't sell. I will Stockslayr 01/17/17 08:50:08 PM
#3771   Wow! Does anyone else still own shares tombrady12nh 01/17/17 08:47:58 PM
#3770   That's like the hod for the last two years... Stockslayr 01/17/17 08:33:02 PM
#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   http://questrareminerals.com/pdfs/OVERVIEW-OF-THE-PROJECT-November-2016.pdf 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   http://questrareminerals.com/QRM-PR-NOV-16-2016.php http://questrareminerals.co 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 (qrm.to) 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