Day 51: What, Where, How, & Why

What are conflict minerals? 

Conflict minerals include, but are not limited to the following: tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. 

Where do conflict minerals come from?

Many of the minerals are sourced from mines in Eastern Congo. 

How are conflict minerals extracted?

Human beings, often children (40%) are often used to extract the minerals from the mines. 

Why are the minerals important? 

The minerals are used to manufacture electronics.