The Cell Out

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 WORLDWIDE starting at 12 noon

Coltan Matters
Coltan Facts
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Conflict Minerals

The Cell OUT is a "digital moment of silence" starting at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 21st to commemorate the millions of Congolese lives lost, raise awareness about the ongoing conflict in the Congo and the vicious scramble for Congo's spectacular natural resources. One such natural resource, is columbite-tantalite or Coltan, a black tar-like mineral found in major quantities in the Congo. When coltan is refined it becomes a heat resistant powder that can hold a high electric charge. It is used in many electronic devices such as cell phones.


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