Recent geological surveys of the Kameelburg region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have revealed significant sources of niobium, with assay results showing concentrations of up to 9.03% Nb2O5. Kameelburg is part of the larger Katanga Copper Crescent, which stretches from Tanzania in the east to Angola in the west. These density measurement results from the geological survey reflect the high concentrations of niobium present in the region, which is crucial to the success of application-specific products including X-ray tubes, welding electrodes and chemical catalysts. Niobium is also used in steel making due to its strong malleability and elemental resistance to corrosion, meaning that an increased availability of niobium from Kameelburg could decrease the market’s reliance on imports for this important material. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country that has long been seen as a major player in the mineral extraction market. It is estimated that around one third of the entire world’s cobalt reserves are located in the Congo, and this new discovery only adds to the country’s potential as a resource powerhouse. The Kameelburg region may very well soon become a hub of mineral extraction for not only niobium but the rest of the Katanga Copper Crescent. With new assays continuing to come in and potentially increased foreign investments in the region, the future of mineral extraction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks very bright indeed.