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Information Sources[edit]

Some of the text in this entry was rewritten from Los Alamos National Laboratory - Niobium. Additional text was taken directly from USGS Niobium Statistics and Information, from the Elements database 20001107 (via, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (via and WordNet (r) 1.7 (via Data for the table were obtained from the sources listed on the subject page and Wikipedia:WikiProject Elements but were reformatted and converted into SI units.


Preparing a paper[edit]

I am preparing a paper on Niobium for the 2003 Santa Fe Symposium. I can not find any information on Charles Hatchet who discovered Niobium. Who was Charles Hatchet? A scholar doing pure research? Did he discover other elements? How did he discover Niobium? Is there a picture of him anywhere? Thanks for your thoughts, Bill Seeley PS We are a supplier on Niobium to the jewelry market.

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Sorry I really wish I could help. I'm pretty good at finding information by using search engines but alas this article kept coming up in the top results and the other results had even less information. It is shocking but I don't think anybody has posted any substantial information about this person on the Internet. There also doesn't seem to be any biographies done on this person. And a search at, and the US Library of Congress came up with nothing. IMO the only way to get good biographical info on this person is through primary research by visiting England. You might get lucky and find a dusty old book with information on him. --mav 09:54 Nov 24, 2002 (UTC)

According to the spelling in Sir Joseph Banks' (contemporaneous) correspondence, Hatchett has two 't's... Most sources spell it this way as well. user:sjc

Thank you - That may make a big difference in finding info on this person. --mav

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Panda Hill niobium deposit in Tanzania[edit]

Pandaite is a hydrated bariun-strontium pyrochlore found in biotite-rich contact-metamorphic rocks at the Panda Hill niobium deposit in Tanzania [1] Since 2012, Cradle Resources has started development on the Panda Hill niobium deposit in the Mbeya region in southern Tanzania. This is planned as an open pit mining ooperation. [2] and [3]

This must be shown in the future if this is worth to be mentioned in the article. --Stone (talk) 22:04, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Kenya's deposits found in Kwale are ranked amongst the top six in the world.[4] Recently, NioCorp has considered opening a mine in Elk Creek, Nebraska to begin domestic production in the United States.[5]

Two other things which are in the far future. --Stone (talk) 18:50, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Atomic number[edit]

Hi, I'm new here. I just noticed the atomic number in the heading has four digits. It says it is 41 in the next section, a two digit number more appropriate to the periodic table. Maybe my smartphone is partly at fault somehow. It is a Moto G android. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeffreagan (talkcontribs) 05:06, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I do not see such a heading. Could you point us to where you found it? Double sharp (talk) 16:42, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
When using a mobile phone the infobox is the heading section. But it says 41 there too. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:33, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

A mystery remains. A four digit Atomic Number appeared below the title in smaller font. I think the first two numerals were sixes and the last was a nine, but I can't be sure. Title may have rendered with more white space. Today all systems render correctly; Win 7, Ubuntu, and Android. It must have been a glitch on my end. No artifacts remain. Jeffreagan (talk) 16:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

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