Coltan or tantalite (short for columbite–tantalites) is a valuable mineral.
Tantalum from coltan is used to make 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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