coltan coltan


  • (n) a valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips


  • DR Congo seizes 375 kilos of coltan bound for Rwanda: minister

    Kinshasa (AFP) - Customs officers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have seized 375 kilogrammes of coltan, a precious mineral used in electronics, en route to Rwanda, an official said Saturday.
    on September 29, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

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