Project Highlights

The Plan

AB Minerals is planning to construct several industrial scale plants to smelt Tantalite bearing ores and produce high purity Tantalum and Niobium. These will be the first plants of their kind in Tantalite producing countries. 

The Technology

This new disruptive Tantalite smelting technology does not use hydrofluoric acid. It is more environmentally friendly, low cost and energy efficient. As a closed system all gases and liquids are fed back into the process and waste material is non-mineralized, clean waste rock. 

The Plant

The design is complete and can be installed and operational within 8 months. It's modular, scalable & can be located in any country where there is an adequate supply of Tantalite bearing minerals. 

The Team

A team of experienced chemical, metallurgical, engineering and scientific experts has been assembled that specialize in the tantalum industry. This team has extensive knowledge and experience in tantalum processing and the supply chain. 

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Profitability of the Project

Even in today’s challenging commodities environment, profit margins for this processing method are significant and allow for payback of plant construction within the first year of operation. 


AB Minerals is currently evaluating opportunities in all countries that have sufficient Coltan/ Tantalite supplies available for processing.