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AP News-RAGS Forum Press Release
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https://www.apnews.com/97e3a38d02ec46d191e790e2a315dba7

5 Surprising Uses For Gold
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We all know how monetarily valuable gold is, but it could be even more valuable than you’d think! Not only … Read More

What Makes Gold So Valuable?
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Gold is seen as a valuable metal world wide. Where did this idea originate and how much is it worth … Read More

How Gold Mining Works
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Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even … Read More

Children of the mines
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UNICEF correspondent Michelle Marrion reports on how UNICEF is supporting efforts to find child labourers a way out of the … Read More

Congo and Africa’s World War: Crash Course World History
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When you understand the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo you begin to understand the need for impact investing … Read More

When Mines Fuel Conflict – IOM
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This was a video shown by the International Organisation of Migration during the 2017 11th ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Joint Forum on … Read More

Why it Takes 75 Elements to Make your Cell Phone – Seeker
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Another great video by Seeker/DNews showing the complexity of something we take for granted. I highly recommend subscribing!

What is Coltan?
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The name Coltan is derived from columbite–tantalite, known industrially as tantalite, with tantalum (Ta) as the principle chemical element. Tantalum (coltan) is currently classified … Read More

What is Cassiterite?
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The name Cassiterite is derived from the Greek “kassiteros”, meaning tin. Cassiterite (tin oxide, SnO2) is the best-known and principle tin ore. … Read More

What is Wolframite?
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The name Wolframite is derived from the German “wolfram”, meaning tungsten. “Wolfram” is also the basis for the symbol W for tungsten … Read More

How the US Congress has affected Congo’s miners, Pre-Trump
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Most people who watch the news already know of the 2010 Consumer Protection Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Wall … Read More

Conflict Minerals & You
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The Conflict: The conflict mineral ores of tin, tungsten and tantalum, as well as gold, are key elements of electronics products including … Read More

What is Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining (ASM)?
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A common definition for the Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining sector has not been adopted as its legal status, defining criteria, and … Read More

Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASM) & how does it relate to Large-Scale Mining (LSM)?
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Artisanal Small-Scale Mining vs. Large-Scale Formal Mining ASM activities often take place near or within the formal mining concessions of large-scale … Read More

$24 Trillion
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An estimated $24 trillion in untapped deposits of raw mineral ores lie beneath the Congo’s incredibly vast lands. This is the … Read More

PSIC Promo Video
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