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Cabot to Resume Tantalum Mining

3:43 PM MDT | May 12, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Cabot Corp. will resume tantalum mining at a mine in Manitoba, Canada wholly owned by Tantalum Mining Corporation of Canada (Tanco), a Cabot subsidiary, due to rising demand. The company halted production in 2009 in response falling demand during the recession. "We're pleased to resume production at Tanco," said Andrew O'Donovan, general manager/supermetals business at Cabot. "We're currently in a period of strong market recovery and growth for tantalum." Tantalum is used in electronic capacitators, which have automotive, defense and...

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