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Niobium and tantalum have a wide range of uses, including refractive lenses for glasses, cameras, phones and printers. They are also used in semiconductor circuits, and capacitors for small electronic devices such as hearing aids, pacemakersand mp3 players, as well as in computer hard drives, automobile electronics, and surface acoustic wave SAW filters for mobile phones.
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Information Age The tantalum extracted from coltan is used to make tantalum capacitorsan important component of modern electronics. In latehuge demand for the newly introduced PlayStation 2 caused the price of coltan to spike.
When market saturation later caused a drop in consumer demand for the gaming system, the price of coltan dropped as well. Farming also presents its own obstacles.
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For example, the lack of roads in the Congolese interior makes it extremely difficult to transport produce to market and a harvest can be seized by militias or the military.
But organized mines may be run by corrupt groups such as militias.
The Congolese mine coltan with few tools, no safety procedures, and often no mining experience. Miners consider coltan mining a way to provide for themselves in the face of widespread war and conflict and a government that has no concern for their welfare.
Mining of coltan is mainly artisanal and small-scale and vulnerable to extortion and human trafficking. Income from coltan smuggling likely financed the military occupation of Congo,  and prolonged the civil conflict afterwards.
A UN panel studied the eastern Congo for months before releasing a remarkably sharp condemnation of the ongoing military occupation of eastern Congo by Ugandan, Rwandan, and other foreign military forces, as well as the many bands of Congolese rebels fighting with one another.
The UN report accused the fighters of massively looting Congolese natural resources, and said that the war persisted because the fighters were enriching themselves by mining and smuggling out coltran, timber, gold, and diamonds. A report on the Rwandan economy by the South African Institute for Security Studies found that Rwanda official coltan production soared nearly tenfold between andfrom tons to 1, tons, and for the first time provided more revenue than from the country traditional primary exports, tea and coffee.
Similarly, Uganda exported 2. In its export volume exploded to nearly 70 tons. However, the increase is primarily due to the fraudulent re-export of coltan of Congolese origin. The Rwandan army, as Rwanda Metals, exported at least tons per month.
A UN panel estimated that the Coltan extraction causes problems that adjoin or overlap those caused by blood diamonds and uses similar methods such as smuggling across the porous Rwandan border, environmentalists and human rights workers began to speak of "conflict minerals" or "conflict resources" more generally.
It is difficult to verify the sourcing of fungible materials like ores, so some cobalt processors, Cabot Corporation USA for example, have announced that they would avoid unsourced Central African coltan altogether.
Coltan has permitted the Rwandan army to sustain its presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The army has provided protection and security to the individuals and companies extracting the mineral.Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
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