NioCorp Launches Phased Approach to Commercial Production of Made-in-America Aluminum-Scandium Master Alloy

NioCorp Partnering with Nanoscale Powders LLC to Explore the Possibility of Establishing the First US-Based Mine-to-Master-Alloy Vertically Integrated Production of the...

NioCorp Demonstrates the Ability to Potentially Double Projected Titanium Recovery Rates for the Elk Creek Project

NioCorp has demonstrated an ability to potentially double the recovery of titanium from each tonne of ore the Company expects to mine at its Nebraska-based Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project, as as to potentially produce a purer form of titanium that may command a higher price than is assumed in NioCorp’s June 2022 feasibility study.

NioCorp Demonstrates Higher Niobium Recovery Rates

NioCorp (NASDAQ:NB) (TSX:NB) has successfully demonstrated the ability to recover greater amounts of the critical mineral niobium from each tonne of ore the Company expects to mine at its Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project.

NioCorp Set to Be Added to the Russell 3000 Index

NioCorp Developments (NASDAQ:NB) (TSX:NB) is pleased to announce that it is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000 Index at the conclusion of the 2023 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 26.

The Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project

NioCorp’s Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project represents the highest-grade Niobium project under development in North America, the largest prospective Scandium project in North America with a declared mineral reserve, and the second-largest indicated rare earth Mineral Resource in the U.S. The Project has obtained all state, federal and local government permits to proceed to construction, and is fully aligned with ESG Equator Principles.  Learn more in this amazing project in this short video.

About NioCorp

What We Believe

We believe in strengthening our world and protecting the environment through critical minerals like Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium, which 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 Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq:NB) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:NB), NioCorp represents a unique investment opportunity.  NioCorp is a former TSX Venture 50® "Top Performer" among mining companies.

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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2022 Elk Creek Feasibility Study

According to NioCorp’s June 2022 Elk Creek Feasibility Study, the Project has a Pre-Tax Net Present Value of $2.8 billion, a pre-tax Internal Rate of Return 29.2%, and a relatively long mine life of 38 years.  The Study also confirms that the Project’s rare earth indicated resource is second only to MP Materials’ Mountain Pass deposit in the U.S.

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

38 Years

Mine Life

2.69 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.

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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