2 Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo • Karen Hayes & Richard Burge The designation of geographical entities in this document and the presentation of the material do not imply any expression on the part of the author or Fauna & Flora International concerning the legal status of any
[full citation needed] The Government of Canada reported 28 Canadian mining and exploration companies operating in the D.R. Congo between 2001 and 2009, with four carrying out commercial-scale extraction; collectively, these companies' assets in the DRC ranged between Cdn.$161 million in 2003 and $5.2 billion in 2008.
Colombite Tantalite Coltan, Iron Oxide black, Manganese. Address:Raquete 1800 Matadi-Isiro Matadi/Isiro Matadi Bas Congo/ Isiro Haut Uele 112 Congo Korongo Mines Sprl Copper, Cathodes, Corongo, Mines. Address:21Avenue katanga Lubumbashi Congo Congo Kolwezi Mining Co gold nuggets and copper cathodes. Address:Dar-salaam, DAR, Tanzania, Tanzania
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Coltan mining has also had a huge environmental impact in Congo. Rebels that control the mining have often overrun forests in reserved national parks for mining. And the poverty and starvation from the war was caused many people to resort to poaching wildlife in the country. It is also worth noting that the path that coltan takes to get from .
Coltan is used to make mobile phones, night vision goggles, fiber optics, and capacitators used to maintain the electrical charge in computer chips. In December of 2000 the shortage of coltan was the main reason that the popular sale of the Sony Play Station 2 video game came to an abrupt halt.