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What is Coltan? 5 Facts You Should Know Investing News

Here are five key facts about coltan you need to know, including where it’s mined, what it’s used for and why it’s important. You might not have heard of coltan, but it’s probably present

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Coltan Friends of the Congo

(Download (PDF) coltan fact sheet) Coltan is short for Columbite-tantalite a black tar-like mineral found in major quantities in the Congo. The Congo possesses 64 percent of the world’s coltan. When coltan is refined it becomes a heat resistant powder that can hold a high electric charge. The properties of refined coltan is a vital

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What is Coltan? Friends of the Congo

The coltan mined by rebels and neighboring countries (Rwanda, Uganda & Burundi) is sold to multi-national corporations. The United Nations (UN), in four studeis from 2001 2003, implicated several companies in sourcing coltan from the Congo and say that these Microsoft Word Fact_sheet.doc

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Coltan Facts Break The Silence Congo Week

Once the coltan is processed and converted to capacitors, it is then sold to companies such as Nokia, Motorola, Compaq, Alcatel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard,IBM, Lucent, Ericsson and Sony for use in a wide assortment of everyday products ranging from cell phones to computer chips and game consoles.

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What is Coltan? Conflict Minerals

What is Coltan? Coltan is short for Columbite-tantalite a black tar-like mineral found in major quantities in the Congo. The Congo possesses 64 percent of the world's reserves of coltan. When coltan is refined it coltan_fact_sheet Author: Owner Keywords ()

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fact sheet tantalite nagelsalon-artcreatives.nl

A fact sheet, factsheet, fact file or (in some industries) one sheet is a presentation of data in a format which emphasizes key points concisely, usually using tables, bullet points and/or headings, on a

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Take Action Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Coltan Fact Sheet 6. Women’s Fact Sheet . About. Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. Read more about the film.

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Coltan mining facts Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Coltan mining facts Coltan (short for columbite-tantalite) is a valuable metal ore from which the elements niobium (formerly known as “columbium”) and tantalum are extracted. The metals extracted from coltan are used for the technology in our phones, computers and games consoles.

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Foreign Corporate Exploitation Crisis In The Congo

The properties of refined coltan are vital elements in creating devices that store energy or capacitors, which are used in a vast array of small electronic devices, especially in mobile phones, laptop computers, pagers, and other electronic devices. Modern Uses of Coltan Foreign Corporate Exploitation

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Responsible Minerals Trade Fact Sheet usaid.gov

Aug 13, 2018 Responsible Minerals Trade Fact Sheet. OVERVIEW. · In FY 2017, nearly 790 tons of conflict-free tantalum (coltan) was exported from USAID validated mine sites, worth approximately $17 million. · Pilot conflict-free supply chains for gold and the 3Ts have been established, allowing global markets to purchase minerals consistent with Dodd

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Gorilla Fact Sheet Dian Fossey

Gorilla Facts Gorilla Fact Sheet. Back to all learning materials. About Gorillas. Gorillas are mammals, meaning they have live birth, drink milk from their mothers, and have hair. Recycle electronics to stop coltan mining. Spreading awareness about gorillas and what they are facing.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Factsheet igcp

Democratic Republic of Congo Factsheet Introduction Background: Since 1997 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC; formerly called Zaire) has been rent by ethnic strife and civil war, sparked off by a massive influx of refugees in 1994 from the fighting in Rwanda and Burundi. The government of former president Mobutu Sese Seko was toppled by a

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Democratic Republic of Congo Factsheet igcp

erosion, and wildlife poaching; mining of minerals (coltan a mineral used in creating capacitors, diamonds, and gold) causing environmental damage Environment international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes,

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Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela

Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela's 'Blue Gold' Coltan is Venezuela’s Basic facts; Fact sheets; Featured articles "Venezuelanalysis has regularly provided very useful description, analysis, and commentary on developments in Venezuela, rarely available in the US".

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Downloads Break The Silence Congo Week

Organizers Tool Kit Thank you for Breaking the Silence and joining the global movement in support of the Congo. Please remember to post your event on the Congo Week events calendar so that people in your city can participate in your event. Each day of Congo Week representes a specific theme, Click here to view the daily themes for Congo Week. Follow us on Twitter @congofriends and tweet your

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Africa :: Congo, Democratic Republic of the — The World

The international boundary follows the south shore of the pool (roughly 30 km in diameter). The Republic of the Congo, originally a French colony, is sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville as opposed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (known from 1971 to 1999 as Zaire) which is often called Congo-Kinshasa, originally a Belgian colony.

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Niobium (Columbium) and Tantalum Statistics and Information

Niobium and columbium are synonymous names for the chemical element with atomic number 41; columbium was the name given in 1801, and niobium (Nb) was the name officially designated by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in 1950. Niobium in the form of ferroniobium is used worldwide, mostly as an alloying element in steels and in superalloys.

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Facts about Tantalum: Applications & Uses

Jun 18, 2018 Sheet/Plate Tantalum’s high melting point makes it ideal for high-temperature applications. In sheet form, it is commonly used in linings for columns, vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, and vacuum furnace parts. Thin sheets can also be used for anti-corrosion cladding, repairs, and reinforcement of existing

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Shift in Global Tantalum Mine Production, 2000–2014

Dec 10, 2015 As a result of these and other considerations, tantalum is considered by many to be a “critical” commodity. This fact sheet identifies and addresses the major geographic shifts in the source of mine production of tantalum which have occurred over the past 15 years, some of the factors that drove this shift, and some of the related consequences.

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U.S. Relations With Democratic Republic of the Congo

More information about the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) []

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10 amazing Amazon facts! National Geographic Kids

In fact, more than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon. 10. Due to the thickness of the canopy (the top branches and leaves of the trees), the Amazon floor is in permanent darkness. In fact, it’s so thick that when it rains, it takes around ten minutes for

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USGS Mineral Resources Program Nb Ta [Kr]5s14d4 [Xe

Fact Sheet 2014–3054 . June 2014. Toroids. Did you know Niobium alloys are contained in the superconducting magnets used in particle accelerators. like the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. sales of “conflict coltan” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amidst a civil war, have led to discussions about supply-line transparency and

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Downloads Break The Silence Congo Week

Organizers Tool Kit Thank you for Breaking the Silence and joining the global movement in support of the Congo. Please remember to post your event on the Congo Week events calendar so that people in your city can participate in your event. Each day of Congo Week representes a specific theme, Click here to view the daily themes for Congo Week. Follow us on Twitter @congofriends and tweet your

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U.S. Relations With Democratic Republic of the Congo

More information about the Democratic Republic of the Congo is available on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) []

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Shift in Global Tantalum Mine Production, 2000–2014

Dec 10, 2015 As a result of these and other considerations, tantalum is considered by many to be a “critical” commodity. This fact sheet identifies and addresses the major geographic shifts in the source of mine production of tantalum which have occurred over the past 15 years, some of the factors that drove this shift, and some of the related consequences.

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Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela

Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela's 'Blue Gold' Coltan is Venezuela’s Basic facts; Fact sheets; Featured articles "Venezuelanalysis has regularly provided very useful description, analysis, and commentary on developments in Venezuela, rarely available in the US".

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Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

For example, as worldwide demand for consumer electronics has increased, so has the demand for tantalum, or coltan (DCA 2006) and reportedly, "much of the finance sustaining the civil wars in Africa, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is directly connected to coltan profits" (DCA 2006, pp 1). A United Nations report has echoed

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sheet tantalum fact chelseaecochamps.co.za

Tantalum processing plants were the subject of the second fact sheet in this series published by the USGS NMIC in December 2014. This fact sheet, the third in the series about 3TG minerals, focuses on the tin supply chain by listing selected processors that produced tin

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Shift in Global Tantalum Mine Production, 2000–2014

mining, the focus of this fact sheet, is a component of total supply, which also includes secondary production (recycling), and contributions from releases of inventories. In 2000, a total of approximately . 1,100 metric tons (t) of tantalum in concentrate was produced among the countries studied. Australia was by far the dominant global

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Reports and Resources « Conflict Minerals: The Truth

Fact Sheets: General Coltan Women Environment Debt Grand Inga. Carter Center mining review. sarcwe freeport report (Freeport McMoran) Lutundula commission report. Risky Business. Raid Unanswered Questions. Digging in corruption. RAID and Friends of the Earth letter to point of contact.

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What Could Trump’s Dodd-Frank Act Overhaul Mean for

What Could Trump’s Dodd-Frank Act Overhaul Mean for Tantalum? As per a fact sheet on the rule from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), companies using tantalum and other

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10 amazing Amazon facts! National Geographic Kids

In fact, more than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon. 10. Due to the thickness of the canopy (the top branches and leaves of the trees), the Amazon floor is in permanent darkness. In fact, it’s so thick that when it rains, it takes around ten minutes for

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Congo Masquerade: M23 Fact sheet

Jul 17, 2012 M23 Fact sheet The M23’s military actions have made news recently but media coverage has been very sketchy, making it difficult to draw a clear picture of what the group’s objectives are, how and by whom it is run and where it comes from.

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10 Facts about Compounds Fact File

Facts about Compounds 9: the Hill System. The Hill system is used as the rule to write the specific order of the compound. The fist one is always carbon if the compound has carbon atom. Then it is followed by hydrogen. Then the other elements will be listed in alphabetical order. Get facts about Coltan here. Facts about Compounds 10: the ionic

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site-sfhtantalum RESOLVE

The ‘Solutions for Hope Project’ was launched as a pilot initiative to source conflict-free tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tantalum is a metal used in capacitors for electronic products and is derived from the mineral coltan, which is in rich supply in the DRC.

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