Sector Expert: Gareth Hatch

Technology Metals Research

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Gareth Hatch is a founding principal of Technology Metals Research LLC, providing market intelligence and analysis on the supply chain for rare earths and other critical materials. He is also president of Innovation Metals Corp., a private Canadian company focused on the creation of a centralized rare-earth separation facility in North America. Hatch is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and a Chartered Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours in materials science & technology, and a Ph.D. in metallurgy & materials, both from the University of Birmingham in the UK.



Recent Interviews

Gareth Hatch: New REE Export Rules Inside China Level the International Playing Field (3/3/15)
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The era of rare earth elements export quotas and tariffs in China will soon be over and that could ultimately mean a new era of higher prices for REEs inside China, says Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president of Innovation Metals Corp. Chinese REE producers are now subject to much higher environmental standards, which could further level the playing field for non-Chinese REE producers. In this interview with The Mining Report, Hatch discusses some of the latest REE processing technologies, companies with promising REE projects and other companies looking to produce battery-grade graphite.

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.

Recent Quotes

"ALK is funding the Dubbo Zirconia project with nearby gold production."

The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch (3/3/15)
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"CCE has developed a process to produce concentrate with a relatively high concentration of REEs."

The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch (3/3/15)
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"FMS has one of the most advanced graphite projects in North America."

The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch (3/3/15)
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"One name that I keep track of is LLG."

The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch (3/3/15)
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"NRE's Lofdal has great rare earth distribution and simple mineralogy."

The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch (3/3/15)
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"NGC completed development and testing of coatings for its graphite."

— Gareth Hatch, Seeking Alpha (3/25/14)
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"FMS' definitive feasibility study is slated for completion in H1/14."

— Gareth Hatch, Seeking Alpha (3/25/14)
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"The piloting work in Ontario should stand QRM in good technical stead."

— Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (3/23/13)
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