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Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
China and Congo's coltan connection
Jun 3, 2009 products made with minerals such as coltan from the.
What is Coltan? Coltan is short for Columbite-tantalite - a black tar
The Congo possesses 64 percent of the world's reserves of coltan.
Improvisational economies: Coltan production in the eastern Congo
THE COLTAN PHENOMENON How a rare mineral has changed the
Historical background to coltan mining in Eastern DRC . .

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3 years for UN driver trafficking minerals
The UN has a large peacekeeping mission in Congo with numerous bases in the east, a region rich in minerals, including gold, coltan and cassiterite.
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In 2010, the country earned about USD67.8m from mineral exports which now constitute 14.9% of total exports: It was followed by coltan with 749 tons in 2010 valued at USD18.
Congo: Let's be frank about Dodd-Frank
by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele This Congolese teenager works in a coltan mine. Congo holds 80 percent of the world's coltan resources, a mineral widely used in electronic products, without which wireless communication as we know it could not exist.
3 years for UN driver trafficking minerals
The UN has a large peacekeeping mission in Congo with numerous bases in the east, a region rich in minerals, including gold, coltan and cassiterite.
Mining Co-Op Closed Over Employing Children
Muhanga, Aug 22, 2011 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- District officials on Thursday barred a local coltan mining cooperative (Comar) from any further mining activities after they discovered 11 children working in the mines.

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Coltan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coltan, Gorillas and cellphones
What Is Coltan?
Columbite-tantalite — coltan for short — is a dull metallic ore found in major quantities in the eastern areas of Congo.
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In recent years, one particular mineral, coltan, has been at the center of the fight.
In Focus: Congo's Bloody Coltan - YouTube
Jan 24, 2007 http://pulitzercenter.

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