Mining Weekly reported Critical Elements (TSXV:CRE) nears completion of a definitive feasibility study and construction of a mine at its Rose lithium/tantalum project.

As quoted in the market news:

The Rose mine would also be a significant new source of tantalum, a sought-after metal used in micro-electronics such as electronics, medical devices and other industrial applications.

MacDonald pointed out that global tantalum supply had been significantly reduced by the recent passing of the US Dodd-Frank Act and new guidelines at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, barring companies from using tantalum that was illegally mined in Central Africa.

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