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Conflict Minerals

CONFLICT MINERALS Con-flict Min-er-al l'kän-flikt'|l'min-rl', 'mi-na-| noun: 1. Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses. Commonly used for 4 minerals (3TG): Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin, and Gold that are mined in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These minerals are used in the production of various goods such as electronic devices and jewelry." ЗTG Worldwide Production Sn O The Top 5 Producers in Metric Tons - 2009* = Democratic Republic of the Congo = Rest of the World Tungsten Tantalum Tin Gold 61,130 (99.72%) 583 (87.01%) 250,600 (96.38%) 2,448 (99.92%) Ta Sn Au 170 (0.28%) 87 (12.99%) 9,400 (3.62%) 2 (0.08%) China Brazil China China 51,000 (83.2%) 180 (26.87%) 115,000 (44.23%) 320 (13.06%) Mozambique 113 (16.86%) Russia Indonesia United States 2,500 (4.07%) 55,000 (21.15%) 223 (9.10%) Rwanda *:: Australia 222 (9.06%) Canada Peru 1,964 (3.2%) 104 (15.52%) 37,503 (14.42%) Bolivia DRC Bolivia South Africa 19,273 (7.41%) 87 (12.99%) 19,273 (7.41%) 197.698 (8.07%) Austria and Australia Brazil Russia Portugal 81 (12.09%) 13,000 (5%) 190.693 (7.78%) 900 (1.46%) DRC DRC DRC DRC 170 (0.28%) at 87 (12.99%) at 9,400 (3.62%) at 2,000 (0.08%) at $25,700/mt = $73,110/mt = $14,200/mt = $31,300,000/mt = $$$$1 $$$$$$1 $4,369,000 revenue $6,359,700 revenue $2,621,400 funding the war $3,815,820 funding the war $$4 $62,600,000 revenue $37,560,000 funding the war $133,480,000 revenue $80,088,000 funding the war S = $1 Million = $1 Million Funding the War Tungsten is from Wolframite. Tantalum is from Coltan Tin is used in solder and Gold is used in Used in the vibration of ore. Used in capacitors, coating for steel cans. electronics, jewelry, cellphones, filaments in condensers, cutting tools, dental crowns, and coins. vacuum tubes and vacuum tube filaments, electric lights, contact and camera lenses. points in cars, electrodes, rocket engine nozzles, and cutting tools. Who is Involved Mine Lodations Tungsten w Countries Involved in the Illegal Trade of Conflict Minerals tantalum Tu 2 1. Angola Tin K 2. Burundi - 3. Central African Rep. Gold Fighting Forces Within the DRC • Congolese National Army • Various Armed Rebel Groups Democratic Forces for the 4. Rep. of Congo 5. DRC 6. Rwanda 7. South Sudan Liberation of Rwanda 8. Tanzania 10 9. Uganda | 10. Zambia There were 5.4 MILLION deaths as of 1998. That is equal to 3 and a half times the population of Philadelphia. PA, USA D 45,000 die each month. - 10,000 Deaths Industries Affected What is Being Done Who Should Care RITIES AND EXCHANGE CO Industrial Manufacturing Healthcare The United States passed the 2300 page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in May of 2010. It was signed by President Obama on July 21, 2010. Section 1502 of this law is referred to as the "Conflict Minerals Law" and requires all companies that are registered with the SEC to disclose the source of minerals • Publicly traded companies and the companies that supply them Companies that use these minerals "necessary to the functionality or production" of its products Electronics Aerospace manufactured (or contracted to be manufactured) in their products. This is the first of its kind in the world. Jewelry Automotive The United Nations and DRC have started a pilot project aimed at creating 5 mineral trading centers in the eastern section of the country to regulate the sale of minerals. For More Info Enough Project Genocide Intervention O enough GENOCIDE INTERVENTION NETWORK The propeer a ana pac ane ca ogaman Global Witness Raise Hope for Congo RAISE HOPE global witness FOR CONGC Sources Assent Compliance - Element 14 - frank-act Environmental Chemistry - - InfoMine - Le Monde Diplomatique - PBS - Penn Political Review - Random - gold.html TransAfrika Resources - United States Geological Survey - http://www.usgs gov/ United States Securities and Exchanges Commission - VKL VENKEL LID *2009 USGS data used is latest available HNNI

Conflict Minerals

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Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses.


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