Gustavson’s August 2019 revisions to the Round Top PEA had a negligible impact on Fahy Capital Management’s independent analysis. In fact, the updated PEA is more in line with our own assumptions. Consequently, we don’t feel compelled to revise our expectations.
Once approved by the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC), Texas Mineral Resources’ Round Top Project will be fast-tracked into construction. The Round Top Project has been classified as “high priority to the nation” and will be granted preference in the licensing process under Executive Order 13766.
The heap-leachable Round Top Project, which has a low CapEx and OpEx, contains a high percentage of REOs strategically critical to the U.S. defense, clean energy, aerospace, supercomputing, and transportation sectors.
Our nation’s mineral security is a significant, urgent, and often ignored challenge. Our reliance on China and other nations for critical minerals costs us jobs, weakens our economic competitiveness, and leaves us at a geopolitical disadvantage. I … appreciate the administration’s actions to address this issue, but Congress needs to complement them with legislation. Our bill takes steps that are long overdue to reverse our damaging foreign dependence and position ourselves to compete in growth industries like electric vehicles and energy storage. – Lisa Murkowski