Ulaan Tolgoi mine

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Ulaan Tolgoi mine
Country Mongolia
Products Niobium

The Ulaan Tolgoi mine is a large niobium mine located in central Mongolia. Ulaan Tolgoi represents one of the largest niobium reserves in Mongolia having estimated reserves of 200 million tonnes of ore grading 0.06% niobium. [1]

Niobium Chemical element with atomic number 41

Niobium, formerly known as columbium, is a chemical element with symbol Nb and atomic number 41. It is a soft, grey, crystalline, ductile transition metal, often found in the minerals pyrochlore and columbite, hence the former name "columbium". Its name comes from Greek mythology, specifically Niobe, who was the daughter of Tantalus, the namesake of tantalum. The name reflects the great similarity between the two elements in their physical and chemical properties, making them difficult to distinguish.

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