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:: A New Separation Technology to Process Tantalite Bearing Minerals

 

The African and Latin American (“Tantalite producing countries”) mining industries export ore concentrate primarily to Chinese and European smelters at its lowest value. By implementing in-country value-added processing, local communities, miners and the country itself, all receive significant benefits.

Today, most mining in these regions remain narrowly focused on the direct export of strategic minerals to industrialized nations at the expense of local development. The mining industry remains comfortable with this export model, while the value-added processors appear not to have the desire to upgrade the minerals directly where they are sourced.

AB Minerals’ vision is to change this value proposition by transforming the minerals into higher value-added products incountry, with processing plants near the source of the minerals.

 

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