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Gareth Hatch

Technology Metals Research

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Gareth Hatch is a founding principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC, a consulting and analytics firm that helps people understand the challenges and opportunities associated with the growing demand for rare earth elements and other critical and strategic materials. He is also a president and director of Innovation Metals Corp., a provider of downstream processing and marketing services to the rare earths industry. For several years, Hatch was director of technology at Dexter Magnetic Technologies. He holds five U.S. patents on a variety of magnetic devices. A two-time graduate of the University of Birmingham in the U.K., Hatch has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in materials science and technology and a Ph.D. in metallurgy and materials, focused on rare earth permanent-magnet alloys. He is a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Chartered Engineer and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Hatch is also a member of the Strategic Materials Advisory Council.




Recent Interviews

Gareth Hatch: Supply Chain Economics Drive Rare Earths Stocks (11/20/12) There are few mining sectors where chemistry, metallurgy and the supply chain meet in such a complex yet potentially profitable way as rare earths. Companies must keep an eye perpetually toward the future, making prescient judgments about end-user demands and constantly evolving technologies. In this interview with The Critical Metals Report, Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president and director of Innovation Metals Corp., gives an update about which projects are closest to production and which have the right recipe to entice customers.

Rare Earths and Graphite—The Critical Factors for Success: Gareth Hatch (7/31/12) Comparisons are useful in evaluating a company, but in the rare earth market, it's not as simple as a spreadsheet. With so many variables in the mix, no two projects are exactly alike, and each has its relative strengths and weaknesses. But out of hundreds of juniors digging for rare earths and graphite, how can investors evaluate who is likely to be among the handful to finally sell their minerals to end users? In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Technology Metals Research Founding Principal Gareth Hatch examines the supply chain to identify advanced companies with good odds for success. He also shares some telling metrics that help show how companies measure up to their peers.

Gareth Hatch: Navigating the Rare Earth Metals Landscape (11/22/11) Gareth Hatch, co-founder of Technology Metals Research LLC, gives us the lay of the land in the rare earth sector. Many variables are shaping this developing market, and from calculating global demand to anticipating individual project costs, data makes the difference in determining viable investments. Gareth Hatch gets down to the nitty gritty in this Critical Metals exclusive, and comes up with some promising projects in the works.

Gareth Hatch
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REE Optimism

Recent Quotes

"NGC completed development and testing of coatings for its graphite." (3/25/14) Northern Graphite Corporation - Gareth Hatch, Seeking Alpha More >

"FMS' definitive feasibility study is slated for completion in H1/14." (3/25/14) Focus Graphite Inc. - Gareth Hatch, Seeking Alpha More >

"The piloting work in Ontario should stand QRM in good technical stead." (3/23/13) Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research More >

"UCU blazed the trail with IntelliMet LLC and its president, Dr. Richard Hammen." (11/20/12) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

"Companies like TSM have done a good job of outlining information at the PEA stage." (11/20/12) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

"HRE is one of the very few companies that has produced HREE metals outside of China." (11/20/12) Stans Energy Corp. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

"QRM's Strange Lake is one of the largest REE deposits known." (11/20/12) Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

"The thing that really intrigues me about ORT's technology is the potential for remediation of red mud and other pollution issues." (11/20/12) Orbite Aluminae Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

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"NRE's Lofdal project is small but has one of the most interesting REE distributions of any project out there." (11/20/12) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

"FRO is working with Korea Resources Corp. and is finishing up a PFS." (11/20/12) Frontier Rare Earths Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Gareth Hatch More >

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