Tag Archives: Coltan

Conflict-Minerals Unchained

On the 9th of February of this year, through one of the internet news sources I follow from the USA called, ‘Reader Supported News’ (RSN), I was dismade to read about a leaked Trump Presidential memo that would free US … Continue reading

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Cobalt and Congo

In my blog article last March I gave an update on my further research into Coltan (Columbite Tantalite), a ‘conflict mineral’ whose importance in modern technological devices has fueled a bloody civil war that to date has resulted in around … Continue reading

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Coltan Update

In March of 2015 I wrote an article for this blog entitled, “The Curse of Coltan,” which has since received many hits. I thought it opportune, therefore, to write a new article, furthering the discussion on where things are up … Continue reading

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The Curse of Coltan

Columbite-tantalite — Coltan for short — is a dull metallic ore found in major quantities in the eastern areas of Congo. When refined, Coltan becomes metallic tantalum, a heat-resistant powder that can hold a high electrical charge. These properties make … Continue reading

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