This from Hard Asset Investor. 

 

The fact that such supply essentially is now “off limits” to all but the most severely ethically challenged, for all those interested in the metal, it may well be worth keeping an eye on what the juniors are up to.

But with capital still extraordinarily tight, and despite the fact given us by Chris Grove, director of Commerce Resources, that “[t]here have been no new tantalum mines started in the last 5 years and there are few other tantalum projects of size being worked on at this time,” it would probably not be advisable for those interested to hold their breaths.

CRE gets included on the list of mining/exploring companies.

Cheers,

Blaggers.

http://www.hardassetsinvestor.com/features/4727-rare-metal-tantalum-faces-supply-conflict-produced-by-dodd-frank.html?showall=&fullart=1&start=6