2013 Top 8 Tantalum-producing Countries

To find out which other countries are significant tantalum producers, Tantalum Investing News took a look at 2013 tantalum production figures from the US Geological Survey. Below is a list of those countries, along with a little background information on each ...

Friday, December 19, 2014

Brazil on Top of the Tantalum Game

Brazil is the silent king of tantalum. Destinations where there are issues surrounding conflict minerals or mine closings and reopenings often dominate the tantalum headlines, but outside of the media spotlight, Brazil is manufacturing 27 percent of the world...

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tantalum in Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is often associated with conflict tantalum and harmful armed groups, both of which have led many to essentially link all tantalum from Africa to the situation in the DRC. What frequently goes unnoticed is the fact tha...

Friday, December 19, 2014

2013 Top 10 Copper-producing Countries

In terms of copper production, it’s Chile that accounts for the lion’s share of world output. However, there are still several other countries with significant operations, including neighboring Peru, as well as China, the United States and Russia.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Molybdenum and Tungsten Resource in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan contains the largest tungsten reserves in the CIS. Production is centred on two mining concerns, Ingitchke and Koytash. However, remaining mineable reserves are nearly exhausted. The two mines used to provide 40% of the country’s demand, with the r...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Australian Manganese Ore Introduction

In Australia, there are three operating mines and one tailings re-treatment plant. The Woodie Woodie mine is located about 400 kilometres (km) south east of Port Hedland in Western Australia (WA). A manganese tailings processing plant also operates near the Wo...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Australia Iron Ore Reserves Introduction

Iron (Fe) is a metallic element which constitutes about 5% of the Earth’s crust and is the fourth most abundant element in the crust. Iron ores are rocks from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. The principal iron ores are hematite (Fe2O3) and ...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Australia Molybdenum Reserves Introduction

Australia’s Economic Demonstrated Resources (EDR) of molybdenum increased from 167 kilotonnes (kt) in 2011 to 203 kt in 2012. This increase results from a large increase in resources at Dart Mining’s Unicorn deposit in Victoria. Resource figures for Australi...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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