Tantalum Market News Directory

Tantalum Plays Its Part for Research Into the Nature of Stars

Business in Vancouver reported that TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, has just completed a new, advanced rare-isotope laboratory called ARIEL including a state-of-the-art electron linear accelerator. Electrons in the accelerator are direct on targets made of beryllium, tantalum and other materials, and the results isotopes are sent off for experimentation.

Mining in Ethiopia Could Be a $5 Billion Industry

According to a report from Ventures Africa, Ethiopia could be sitting on a rather large economic opportunity. A 2013 study indicated that the mining sector - including tantalum deposits in that country - could be worth as much as $5 billion.

Rwandan Tantalum Income Drops on Weaker Prices

Rwanda has experienced a decrease of roughly one fifth in mineral exports due to decreased tantalum prices. The country played an important role in global tantalum production in 2012, according to Bloomberg.

Is Supply Chain Transparency Impossible?

Forbes contributor Tim Worstall said in a recent article that the Behind the Barcode campaign, which is part of the larger corporate social responsibility movement, is using a "profoundly anti-market" method to achieve its goals.