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Alex Knox

AWK Geological Consulting

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Geologist Alex Knox has been involved in the mineral exploration industry since 1970. He served in the mineral exploration division at Unocal Canada Ltd., the exploration arm of Molycorp, where he was involved in the discovery of the Kipawa deposit in western Quebec. Knox has explored for uranium, gold, rare earths, niobium, diamonds, slate and limestone in Canada, the U.S., Mongolia, Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. Highlights include Matamec's Kipawa deposit, Commerce Resources' Eldor and Blue River properties and Quantum Rare Metal's Elk Creek deposit. Knox is on the REE Advisory Board of three publically traded Canadian junior mineral exploration companies.




Recent Interviews

The Results Are (Almost) In for Rare Earth Competitors: Alex Knox (7/16/13) Western rare earth companies are in a conditioning period, optimizing on every front to get the leanest capital costs possible. In the next six months, Geologist Alex Knox expects a big shakeout across the rare earth space as companies release amended PEAs and feasibility studies. "That," says Knox in this interview with The Metals Report, "is when smart investors will be able to look at the numbers and pick out the winners." Knox helps us jump the gun by identifying companies with lean, mean stats.

Keys to Rare Earth Companiesĺ Success: Innovation, Cost Efficiency (1/22/13) Geologist Alex Knox followed rare earths before they were Wall Street's darlings, and continues to do so, having seen stormy weather in this industry before. Demand for rare earths remains; it's just a question of who can supply them firstŚand at what cost? In this interview with The Metals Report, Knox tells investors what questions they need to ask management and highlights companies that are progressing toward production.

Three Steps to Rare Earth Mining Success: Alex Knox (7/25/12) It's a complicated business, but Alex Knox has a simple recipe for successful rare earth mining. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Alex Knox of AWK Geological Consulting discusses some exciting projects with all the right ingredients, as well as a technique that makes processing both profitable and environmentally friendly.

Recent Quotes

"CCE is doing a low-cost drilling program to upgrade its resources." (7/16/13) Commerce Resources Corp. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"NRE has an NI-43-101-compliant, HREE-rich deposit in Namibia." (7/16/13) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"ORT's process could be used to extract REEs in a very purified form." (7/16/13) Orbite Aluminae Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"TSM has obtained decent recoveries from its processes." (7/16/13) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"QRM's high grades may offset costs." (1/22/13) Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"TSM's logistics are excellent." (1/22/13) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"ORT's process could give companies a strong competitive cost advantage." (1/22/13) Orbite Aluminae Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"CCE has developed a large deposit of REEs." (1/22/13) Commerce Resources Corp. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

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"NRE has fascinating amounts of HREEs; it's a geologically exciting story." (1/22/13) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"NRE's drilling campaign returned astounding numbers." (7/25/12) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"TSM extracts significant quantities of zirconium as a byproduct." (7/24/12) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"QRM has significant quantities of zirconium." (7/24/12) Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"ORT's processing technology could be the biggest development in the REE space since the South China clays." (7/24/12) Orbite Aluminae Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"MAT has a leg up on the others in terms of logistics." (7/24/12) Matamec Explorations Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

"Given its enormous resource, CCE could increase throughput without decreasing mine life." (7/24/12) Commerce Resources Corp. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Alex Knox Moreá>

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