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By Shane Lasley
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Grinding tech may lower Elk Creek costs

Testing shows impressive energy reductions for niobium mine Metal Tech News – August 11, 2021


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:39pm

Elk Creek Mine Nebraska ferroniobium NioCorp Developments grinding rolls

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NioCorp's proposed Elk Creek Mine would produce 7,220 metric tons of ferroniobium, an important ingredient in high-strength steel and superconducting magnets.

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, scandium, titanium, and potentially rare earths at its Elk Creek project in Nebraska.

Under the mine plan laid out in a feasibility study, Elk Creek would produce 7,220 metric tons of ferroniobi...

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