CBMM mines the world's largest known proven reserves of pyrochlore, the mineral that contains niobium. Even though the deposit is substantial, the Company continuously invests to optimize the extraction and processing procedures to ensure the rational use of resources.
Mining is performed using the open-pit method. A conveyor belt transports the mineral ore from the mine to the homogenization facilities and from there to the Concentration Plant.
CBMM sells only finished niobium products. No amount of niobium ore leaves Araxá without being transformed into higher value-added, finished niobium products.