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Rare earths future hangs in the balance

A growing imbalance in the supply and demand for rare earths is creating a challenge for the companies that produce this suite of technology elements and an opportunity for the scientists seeking ways to... — Updated 9/15/2023 Full story

 
High-purity scandium dendrite crystals next to one-centimeter cube.

NioCorp produces scandium metal in US

As first step in a 3-phase strategy to upgrade Elk Creek scandium to Al-Sc master alloy at commercial scale. The need for durable and lightweight alloys for electric vehicles, mass transit systems,... — Updated 8/23/2023

 
Stack of cubes with the periodic table of elements information for rare earths.

Stellantis secures future US rare earths

Global automaker enters into terms with NioCorp for EV magnet rare earths from the future Elk Creek mine in Nebraska. Continuing a flurry of investments into mining projects at the front end of electric... — Updated 7/25/2023

 
Periodic table showing scandium, titanium, niobium, and other critical minerals.

More Elk Creek critical minerals, alloys

NioCorp looks at using Elk Creek scandium in Al-Sc alloys; increased niobium, titanium recoveries could boost economics of future mine. From the launch of a project aimed at producing incredibly strong... — Updated 5/30/2023

 
Rare earths include 15 individual elements found on the periodic table.

Elk Creek deposit proves to be rare earth

An updated feasibility study for developing a mine at Elk Creek confirms that the proposed niobium-titanium-scandium mine in Nebraska also boasts one of the richest stores of rare earth elements in the... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 
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NioCorp cuts critical metals finance deal

Proposed merger with GXII would provide Nasdaq listing, access to cash for Elk Creek. To fund the development of a mine at its Elk Creek project in Nebraska that produces niobium, rare earths, and other... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 
L3 Process Development’s modern innovations building in Quebec, Canada.

US critical and essential mineral source

Elk Creek demo plant recovers magnesium-calcium carbonate with 99% purity. As an initial step toward the ultimate goal of producing niobium, rare earths, scandium, and titanium at a future Elk Creek Mine,... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is Alaska began the widespread use of niobium.

Niobium gets a promotion into high-tech

Superconductors, super magnets, and superalloys, this metal is super The stories behind the discovery of many elements in the periodic table make for a fascinating read, but perhaps top among them should... — Updated 9/20/2022 Full story

 
L3 Process Development’s modern innovations building in Quebec, Canada.

NioCorp testing Elk Creek REE recovery

Demonstration plant to verify simplified critical minerals recovery Looking to expand the suite of critical metals produced from a future mine at Elk Creek, NioCorp Developments Ltd. is testing a... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
Elk Creek Mine Nebraska ferroniobium NioCorp Developments grinding rolls

Grinding tech may lower Elk Creek costs

NioCorp Developments Ltd. says testing has confirmed that high-pressure grinding rolls technology is an energy-efficient and low-emission alternative for reducing the size of ore to recover the niobium,... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
US Pentagon Department of Defense critical minerals policy

Strategic metals firepower for Pentagon

The $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 passed by Congress last week instructs the Pentagon to secure domestic and allied sources of strategic minerals and metals. "The... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
Niobium steel alloys heat resistant increased strength bridges pipelines

NioCorp eyes new niobium extraction tech

NioCorp Developments Ltd. Sept. 9 announced progress on a new and more environmentally friendly process for extracting niobium from its Elk Creek superalloys material project in Nebraska. A series of... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
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Critical twin metals take differing paths

Though it is tough to distinguish the nearly identical properties of niobium and tantalum in nature, at the workplace, one of these critical twin metals typically dons a hardhat and boots to work in the co... — Updated 3/18/2022 Full story

 

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