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Ningxia owns 60% of world market for tantalum

China’s development of the corrosion-resistant metal tantalum commonly used in electronics has developed rapidly in recent years, owing to local manufacturers’ commitment to research and development efforts, the China Science Daily reports, with one factory having become particularly successful.

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Fairtrade Gold Aligning Standards With International Regulations

Press Release: Fairtrade International has launched a public consultation on its standard for gold and associated precious metals for artisanal and small-scale mining to explore how Fairtrade can best tackle new regulation and legislation in the gold industry.

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Q&A with Source Intelligence on Mineral Traceability

On August 22, 2012, the SEC issued a final rule on conflict minerals in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule requires companies to disclose annually whether any conflict minerals — tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold that originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or an adjoining country — are necessary to the functionality or production of a product.

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US commerce department cannot identify smelters with links to conflict

The US department of commerce has published a list of “all known conflict mineral processing facilities worldwide” – but has stated it “does not have the ability” to distinguish which are processing minerals used to fund conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or neighbouring countries.

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Rwanda Mining-Export Income Drops on Lower Tantalum Prices

The value of Rwanda’s mineral exports dropped by almost a fifth in the first half of the year, even as the volume of sales rose, because of a fall in tantalum prices, State Minister for Mines Evode Imena said.

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‘Conflict Minerals’ Too Hard To Track, Commerce Dept Says

The U.S. government finally acknowledged Friday it cannot determine which refiners and smelters around the world are financially fueling violence in the war-torn Congo region.

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Palladium climbs to 13-year high as gold declines

Palladium climbed to a 13-year high in the longest run of gains in more than a month in New York on concern supply will lag demand and add to shortages. Gold fell.

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