Niobium Mining News

Brazil launches new mining agency days before Temer steps down

Changes to Brazil’s 50-year-old mining regulations also came in effect Wednesday and include measures that make the country’s industry more competitive and sustainable.

Navy admiral named Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy

Albuquerque, 60, will tackle offshore oil licensing rounds and planned energy privatizations.

Amazon's mining treasure at stake as Bolsonaro leads Brazil vote

Jair Bolsonaro is on the cusp of winning Brazil’s presidency, leading the latest polls by double digits, and the mining community is salivating.

Amazon's mining treasure at stake as Bolsonaro leads Brazil vote

The mining community is salivating.

Kenya wins case against Cortec Mining on rare earths, niobium licence

Tribunal orders the companies to pay costs of around $3.5 million to the government.

US junior secures $1M for superalloy project in southeast Nebraska

NioCorp Developments expects to receive the funding from an entity managed by The Lind Partners, a New York-based asset management firm, on or around July 9.

What are "critical" minerals and what is the US going to do about them?: Andy Home

The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."

Shares of Colorado mining junior rocket on US critical minerals list

Niocorp's $1 billion Nebraska scandium-niobium-titanium project would reduce US dependence on Russia and China for superalloys used in defence industry.

CMOC Intl CEO Madhavpeddi leaves mining giant

The parent group's Executive Chairman Chaochun Li has replaced him as acting CEO.

Niobay Metals announces closing of private placement with Osisko Gold Royalties

Osisko purchased 9.0 million common shares of NioBay Metals and now owns approximately 19.7% of Niobay’s issued and outstanding Shares.

Fusion power using superconducting magnets: researchers are almost there

MIT scientists describe fusion power as a potentially "inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy."

Mosaic says quarterly revenue rises 12 pct

Company said rising potash and phosphate prices boosted net sales.

NioCorp’s product suite at its Elk Creek superalloy metals mine proposed as “critical minerals” under Trump initiative

NioCorp believes that the proposed listing significantly elevates the strategic importance of the Elk Creek Project.

Vale closes sale of fertilizer business to Mosaic for $1.4 billion

Brazilian mining giant is retaining control of the TIPLAM port terminal, which was originally included in the deal.

Up to 1,200 construction workers expected to be hired to build NioCorp’s Elk Creek facility

Overall, as much as $750 million out of a total of $1 billion in capital expenditures is expected to be spent in Nebraska to establish the facility.

Nebraska governor says NioCorp’s Elk Creek a 'high-priority' project

Niocorp's Elk Creek project in southeast Nebraska aims to produce niobium, scandium and titanium.

Vale resumes sale of remaining fertilizer assets in Brazil

A reworked sale process for plants located in the southeastern city of Cubatão was reportedly launched in recent days.

Vale not giving up on Rio Colorado potash project just yet

Instead, the company is moving forward with a new prefeasibility study for the Argentina-based asset.

Vale to sell fertilizer business to Mosaic for $2.5 billion

Mosaic has agreed to acquire most of Vale's phosphate assets in Brazil, its stake in Peru's Bayovar mine and the firm’s Kronau potash project, in Canada.

Vale may reconsider selling $10 billion in core assets — report

If prices for the commodities it mines continue to pick up, the firm must cancel plans to sell some of its best assets.

Vale board OK’s sale of fertilizer unit — report

Most of the division’s assets will be acquired by Mosaic, the world’s largest producer of phosphate fertilizer.

Chinese firm buys Anglo American niobium and phosphate operation in Brazil

CMOC bought Fosfatos Brasil Limitada and Nióbio Brasil Limitada for US$1.7 billion.

China snaps up $4.5bn worth of overseas mining assets in just six months

Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.

Heavy snowfall in Chile forces Anglo to cut annual copper target

Shares plunged after miner revealed that output fell almost across the board in the April – June period.