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OD6 Metals Limited (ASX: OD6) - The Rare Earth Elements Story.

Coffee with Samso Episode 158 is with Brett Hazelden, Managing Director and CEO of OD6 Metals Limited (ASX: OD6).

The recent rise in Rare Earth companies has thrown attention into a sector that was largely ignored for over a decade. There were some movement in the station but largely a sector that had no excitement for investors.

The geopolitical instability has created what could be a lucrative business for Australia. There is a lot of narration about Australia creating a more value added resource sector. If this were to materialise, this would add fuel to the coming bull market.

The is no secret that the world is moving to a future that requires a clean energy path. It is also widely accepted now that to achieve the clean energy that is demanded, there is a need for a lot more minerals. Investors who take stock of the increasing demand and hear about the dwindling stocks will agree that there must be another bull run.

In this episode, Brett Hazelden gives us a good lesson about the REE market. I believe that the market does not actually understand the ins and outs of the sector. The results in the announcements are all just numbers. Brett agrees with my comments and hence he has delivered a great episode of Coffee with Samso as he slowly unravels the mystery of the REE market.

We have covered a large aspect of the sector you must take time and watch this episode if you want to know about the Rare Earth market.

Check out the previous Coffee with Samso on REE:


00:00 Start

00:20 Introduction

01:06 About Brett and OD6 Limited

02:42 What caused the rare minerals rush?

04:54 Rundown of the project

07:22 What is the "Holy Grail" number that will be an economic grade ?

09:22 Are neodymium and praseodymium still the market for rare earths?

10:44 Trends in the geology

13:41 Chemistry and relative comparison of conductivity?

14:50 Possibility of relationship with China?

17:18 The Ionic clays

18:51 Relationship between granites

22:58 What is the difference between Splinter Rock and Grass Patch?

23:54 What other possibilities are there?

24:59 Pegmatites in the granites?

27:01 Marketing the project

29:20 Has there been any initiatives to go and talk to the government?

35:01 What is causing the increase in demand of rare earth minerals?

36:35 News flow

37:37 Why invest in OD6?

38:08 Conclusion


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About Brett Hazelden

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Mr Hazelden is a Metallurgist who brings over 25 years’ experience serving the Australasian resources industry. His experience includes being a Company Director, Managing Director, CEO, Project Manager, Study Manager and originally a Metallurgist in an operating environment.

Mr Hazelden brings a diverse range of capabilities from exploration, project development studies, research and development, project approvals, offtake agreements, equity raising, debt financing plus mergers and acquisitions. He has worked across multiple commodities including potash, gold, copper, zinc, lead, iron ore, tungsten, salt, diamond and now rare earth sectors. Most recently, Brett was the Co-founder and Managing Director/CEO of Kalium Lakes (ASX:KLL).

Mr Hazelden was appointed as a Director on 1 April 2022.

Mr Hazelden is not considered to be an independent Director as he is engaged in an executive capacity.

About OD6 Metals Limited (ASX: OD6)

OD6 Metals is an Australian public company with a purpose to pursue exploration and development opportunities within the resources sector. The Company holds a 100% interest in the Splinter Rock Project and Grass Patch Project which are located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about 30 to 150km north of the major port and town of Esperance.

The projects are considered prospective for clay rare earth elements (REEs), with the Company’s aim of delineating and defining economic resources and reserves to develop into a future revenue generating operational mine. Clay REE deposits are currently economically extracted in China who is the dominant world producer.

Rare earth elements (in particular, Nd and Pr), are becoming increasingly important in the global economy, with uses including advanced electronics, permanent magnets in electric motors and electricity generators (such as wind turbines) and consumer electronics.

Why OD6 Metals?

  • Emerging REE major new clay province in WA, potentially competitive with China’s deposits.

  • Dominant land position with over 4,800 km2

  • Located close to Esperance port, sealed roads and renewable energy infrastructure.

  • Extensive Clay REE in 10 to 37m thick blanket over very large areas .

  • Wide intersections of TREO with excellent Nd-Pr concentrations of 20%

  • Multiple targets for potentially globally significant REE resources.

  • Excellent regional metallurgy.

  • Clay REE’S are typically low capital intensity and high margin product.

  • Significant supply shortage forecast due to rapid demand increase for renewable power, electric vehicles and electronics.

  • Critical metals being prioritised by Governments around the world (need for diversity of supply away from China).



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