Tantalum & Niobium

Tantalum & niobium are transitional metals with similar physical and chemical properties, and are thus commonly grouped together. Tantalum & niobium do not occur naturally as free metals, and are mostly found as components in various oxide minerals such as columbite, tantalite and pyrochlore. Ores containing these minerals are typically beneficiated to produce a tantalum or niobium concentrate, which may include:

  • Crushing
  • Grinding
  • Gravity separation
  • Magnetic separation
  • Flotation

Despite the geochemical similarities of tantalum and niobium, different processing routes are required to refine the concentrates into their respective products.

Range of Tantalum & Niobium Capabilities:

  • Metallurgical testplans
  • Project management
  • Metallurgical summary reports
  • Flowsheets
  • Mass balances
  • P&IDs
  • Vendor evaluation
  • Project implementation
  • Engineering studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Process description/Equipment lists
  • Detailed design
Tantalum & Niobium

Please send through your enquiry today via email to info@metsengineering.com and we will call you to discuss your project.

Tantalum & Niobium Project Experience:

ConfidentialGreenland NiobiumConfidential
ConfidentialGreen TantalumConfidential
ConfidentialWodgina TantalumAudit and Due Diligence
ConfidentialBrazilian NiobiumBeneficiation

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