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Princeton's WordNet

  1. columbite-tantalite, coltannoun

    a valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips

Wiktionary

  1. coltannoun

    A metallic ore from which is extracted the elements niobium and tantalum

  2. Etymology: * From the first letters of columbite + tantalite

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  1. Coltan

    Coltan (short for columbite–tantalites and known industrially as tantalite) is a dull black metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted. The niobium-dominant mineral in coltan is columbite (after niobium's original American name columbium), and the tantalum-dominant mineral is the tantalite.Tantalum from coltan is used to manufacture tantalum capacitors which are used for mobile phones, personal computers, automotive electronics, and cameras. Coltan mining is widespread in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  1. coltan

    Coltan is a black and metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted. It is primarily mined in central Africa and widely used in the production of electronic devices, including mobile phones and computers, due to its ability to hold a high electrical charge. The mining and trading of coltan has been a major source of conflict and environmental damage in countries like Congo.

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  1. Coltan

    Coltan is a dull black metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted. The niobium-dominant mineral in coltan is columbite, and the tantalum-dominant mineral is tantalite. Tantalum from coltan is used to manufacture tantalum capacitors, used in electronic products. Coltan mining has been cited as helping to finance serious conflict, for example the Ituri conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coltan in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coltan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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