MABOUMINE is looking for new partners to pursue the development of its niobium and rare earths project
The company MABOUMINE, a subsidiary of COMILOG, holds the mining exploration license for the Mabounié polymetallic deposit in Gabon, which contains large resources of niobium, tantalum, rare earths and uranium.
Since 2005, Eramet has carried out an extensive development effort which enabled the establishment of a sound knowledge of the deposit while developing an innovative metallurgical process able to recover most of the value-metals embedded in the ore.
Although the economic potential of the deposit was confirmed by the update of a preliminary feasibility study for the project, additional work is required in order to develop the industrialization aspects of the process while reducing associated risks.
In a difficult economic context, Eramet and the Gabonese State wish to open the project to one or several partner(s) able to bring technical capabilities and financial resources required to pursue the project’s development.