NioCorp Files NI 43-101 Technical Report on its 2022 Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project Feasibility Study

NioCorp has filed a Technical Report prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 regarding its previously announced 2022 Feasibility Study completed for the Company’s Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project.

Process Enhancements to NioCorp’s Critical Minerals Project Plans Point to Possible CAPEX and OPEX Reductions and Possible Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Process enhancements to NioCorp’s critical minerals project plans point to possible CAPEX and OPEX reductions and possible lower greenhouse gas emissions.

NioCorp’s Elk Creek Project Confirmed as the Second Largest Indicated-Or-Better Rare Earth Resource in the U.S.

An updated feasibility study of NioCorp’s Elk Creek Project shows that the Project is the second-largest indicated-or-better rare earth resource in the U.S., second only to MP Materials’ Mountain Pass rare earth deposit. (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF)

NioCorp Named to 2022 OTCQX “Best 50”

NioCorp Developments has been named to the 2022 OTCQX Best 50, a ranking of top-performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year.

About NioCorp

What We Believe

We believe in strengthening our world and protecting the environment through superalloy materials like Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium. These critical minerals help improve fuel economy, increase safety, reduce harmful air emissions, protect our environment, and help keep the world safer and more secure.

Elk Creek Project

The Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project is one of the few pure-play critical minerals projects in the U.S. with a definitive feasibility study completed and key U.S. federal permits already obtained.  It is the highest grade niobium project in North America as well as one of the world's largest prospective scandium producers.

The Leadership Team

NioCorp is led by a Board of Directors comprised of distinguished and highly experienced leaders, including several with decades of experience in the mining and advanced materials spaces.  Our management team is also highly experienced in designing, constructing, and operating critical minerals projects.

A Unique Investment

A publicly traded company currently listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:NB) and the US-based Over The Counter exchange (OTCQX:NIOBF), NioCorp represents a unique investment opportunity.  NioCorp is a former TSX Venture 50® "Top Performer" among mining companies.

REPLAY:  NioCorp Investor Update Webcast

NioCorp conducted a one-hour investor update webcast on May 25, 2022 discussing in detail the results of the recently updated Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project Feasibility Study.  A video replay of this webcast is now available for viewing by the public here:

Newsmaker Interview with CEO Mark Smith

Proactive Investor’s London team has released a newsmaker interview with Mark Smith, CEO and Executive Chairman of NioCorp (TSX:NB; OTCQX: NIOBF), who was in London meeting with prospective project finance investors.  You can see the video interview here.

The Elk Creek Project:  A Deep Dive Briefing

Watch NioCorp Executive Chairman Mark A. Smith and Chief Operating Officer Scott Honan as they provide a detailed briefing of the Company’s Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project in southeast Nebraska. They also discuss an update to NioCorp management business plan, which envisions potentially adding several highly sought-after rare earth products to our currently planned product suite of Niobium, Scandium and Titanium.  See the video here.

NioCorp Featured on Fox Business News

Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman recently highlighted NioCorp’s Elk Creek Project.  See her interview with NioCorp CEO and Executive Chairman Mark A. Smith here.


Information for Investors

A publicly traded mineral exploration company, NioCorp Developments Ltd. is currently developing the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project, a large underground deposit in southeast Nebraska rich in Niobium, Scandium and Titanium that has a positive NI-43-101 Feasibility Study completed.  Investors all around the world follow NioCorp’s progression toward project financing and the launch of construction of this unique critical minerals project.  See information about investing in NioCorp here.



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Elk Creek Feasibility Study

The 2019 Elk Creek Feasibility Study shows that the Project is expected to deliver higher Net Present Value, stronger financial returns, accelerated cash flows, a longer mine life, higher production of all of NioCorp’s planned products in the first 10 years of operation, and a further reduction in execution risk and environmental impacts as compared to the 2017 Project Feasibility Study. 


News ReleaseFull Text of Feasibility Study

Our Critical Minerals

NioCorp plans to produce three minerals at its Elk Creek, Nebraska Project that are all considered “critical” by the U.S. Government. This makes the Elk Creek Project one of the few pure-play, greenfield critical minerals mines in the U.S. that have a NI-43-101 Feasibility Study completed and are ready for funding and construction.

The Elk Creek Critical Minerals Mine

By The Numbers


Pre-Tax NPV


Pre-Tax IRR


After-Tax NVP


After-Tax IRR


Averaged EDITDA Over Mine Life


Average EBITDA Margin over Mine Life


Gross Revenue Over Mine Life


Cumulative Net Cash Flow Over Mine Life (after tax)

36 Years

Mine Life

2.86 Years

Payback Period from Production Start

See this note regarding the use of certain forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures on this website.


NioCorp's Mark Smith and Scott Honan provide a detailed briefing on the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project.

Deep Dive Briefing on NioCorp's Elk Creek Superalloy and Rare Earth Project

NioCorp's Mark Smith and Scott Honan provide a detailed briefing on the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project.

NioCorp's Mark Smith Predicts Domestic Minerals Supply Chains Will Expand as a Result of COVID-19.

Mark Smith: Domestic Supply Chains to Expand

NioCorp CEO and Executive Chairman Mark Smith predicts that domestic critical minerals supply chains will expand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elk Creek Virtual Tour

See a video that explains the power of superalloys and how NioCorp intends to produce three superalloy metals its its Elk Creek Project.

NioCorp's planned products have all been designated as Critical Minerals

Critical Minerals

NioCorp's planned products have all been designated as "Critical Minerals" by the U.S. Government.  Mark Smith explains the significance.

Robust Returns

According to an NI-43-101 compliant Feasibility Study, the Elk Creek Project projects relatively robust economic returns.  See the details here.

Corporate Presentation

See the latest corporate presentation from NioCorp about the Company and its flagship Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project.

NioCorp's Markets

Learn about the many downstream markets that can utilize the three superalloy materials that NioCorp plans to make at its Elk Creek Project. 

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