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A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device

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The images below show the ore minerals (sources) of some mineral commodities that are used to make components of a mobile device. On the reverse side, the map and table depict the major source countries producing some of these mineral commodities along with how these commodities are used in mobile devices. For more information on minerals, visit

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Minerals in your mobile National Museums Scotland

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A huge range of different elements are used to make up the components of a mobile phone. But did you know that many of them can be found in minerals you can see on display at the National Museum of Scotland? Join us on a journey inside your phone, and around the Museum.

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A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device Minerals

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A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device. This fact sheet from the U.S. Geological Survey shows ore minerals that are sources of mineral commodities used to make cell phones and a map of the countries that produce some of these minerals.

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Conflict minerals from the Congo: Is your cellphone made

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What’s in my Cell Phone? - Minerals Education Coalition

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Materials In Cell Phones: What They Are And How To Stay

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Rare earth minerals are used to make up the materials in cell phones so they operate as they do. All throughout your phone are small amounts of rare earth materials. Rare earth minerals (including Yttrium, Neodymium, Dysrosium, and others) are used to make the iPhone brighter, louder, and all around better.

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Your old phone is full of untapped precious metals BBC

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A significant proportion of e-waste – including mobile phones – gets exported or dumped in countries such as China where poorly paid workers and children are reported to be used to break apart

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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

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Sept. 26, 2012 12:00 a.m. PT. The rare-earth mineral mine in Mountain Pass, Calif., run by Molycorp. Jay Greene/CNET. MOUNTAIN PASS, Calif. -- About 60 miles southwest of …

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The Mining of Coltan: Chances are Your Smartphone Was

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There are billions of cellphones in the world, and all of these gadgets work because of a conflict mineral known as coltan. Coltan is a dull black metallic ore consisting of two minerals

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Where to Find Rare Earth Elements NOVA PBS

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Think of your used cell phone as a miniature gold mine. In a few years, when you replace your iPhone 5, consider recycling it to free up its valuable materials.

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Coltan Wikipedia

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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

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Ordinary Minerals Give Smartphones Extraordinary Capabilities

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Other minerals used for smartphones include bauxite, the primary source of gallium used for light emitting diode screen backlighting and amplifiers; sphalerite, which is the source of indium used in the screen’s conductive coating; and arsenopyrite, a source of arsenic, which is used in radio frequency and power amplifiers in the form of

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Your mobile phone is powered by precious metals and minerals

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The world's rarest mineral resources are in your hands. A growing demand for electronic devices is putting pressure on supply chains and the planet. Our insatiable appetite for the latest technology comes at a price. Prof Richard Herrington, Head of Earth Sciences at the Museum, invites us all to take a critical look at the gadgets we love and

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CELL PHONE MINERALS ANSWER KEY

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Yes. Explain. The United States is a net exporter of iron and gold and could make a cell phone without having to import those minerals. 5. Describe other uses you know for some of the mineral resources used in a cell phone. Examples: used in automobile motors, radiators, and brakes; electric cables, wires and switches; plumbing pipes, heating,

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‘Endangered’ elements used to make mobile phones are

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Vital chemical elements have been included on an “endangered list” because they are being thrown away in mobile phones at such a high rate.. Scientists have warned some of the substances used

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Five things you need to know about coltan ICIJ

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It’s used by almost everybody in smart phones and consumer electronics, and there is no simple way to keep conflict coltan out of the stream of legitimate minerals used by manufacturers. 1. It’s used by almost everybody — in mobile phones, electric cars and a wide array of consumer electronic devices; it is in optical and medical equipment.

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The Chemical Elements of a Smartphone – Compound Interest

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The majority of today’s phones use lithium ion batteries. These batteries tend to use lithium cobalt oxide as the positive electrode in the battery (though other transition metals are sometimes used in place of cobalt), whilst the negative electrode is formed from carbon in the form of graphite. It will also have an organic solvent to act as

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What You Should Know About the Cobalt in Your Smartphone

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Cobalt is used to build lithium-ion batteries found in mobile technology. Much of it comes from Congo, where men, women, and children endure dangerous and unhealthy conditions to satisfy our

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Neodymium: China controls rare earth used in phones

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A rare metal called neodymium is in your headphones, cellphone and electric cars like Tesla’s Model 3 — and China controls the world’s supply. Tesla Model 3 and other electric cars are

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Our smartphone addiction is costing the Earth TechRadar

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According to the Minerals Education Coalition, a baby born in the US today will use up 539 lbs of zinc, 903 lbs of lead and 985 lbs of copper during his or her lifetime, not just in phones but in

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Conflict minerals from the Congo to your cellphone PBS

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It's minerals that we use in our electronics products so it's tin, tungsten, tantalum, things that make our batteries function more efficiently, things that make our cell phones buzz silently

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Conflict Minerals in Your Mobile—Why Congo's War Matters

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Consumer electronics makers would also be well-advised to watch developments in the war-torn nation, which is a key supplier of columbite-tantalite, or coltan for short—a mineral ore used to

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Conflict minerals: Why the design choices of Samsung and

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Conflict minerals aren't the first thing we think of when buying a smartphone, but the already tricky decision to make when purchasing is an ethical issue as well. Where the gold, tin, and other

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Cellphones are still endangering gorillas, but recycling

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Cellphones are still endangering gorillas, but recycling old ones can help. The Congo Basin, key habitat for gorillas and chimpanzees, is rich in minerals such as coltan, gold and tin that are

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From Mine to Mobile Phone: The Conflict Minerals Supply

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These mineral ores, as well as gold, are key elements of electronics products including cell phones and personal computers, and also are the principal source of revenue for armed groups and military units that prey on civilians in eastern Congo.

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Minerals in your mobile phone The East African

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Tungsten also finds use as weights for the vibrating motors within the phone. China, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda are some of the countries that produce these rare mineral. East Africa produced a combined 710 tonnes of this mineral in 2014. Minerals such as neodymium are used in magnets, which make speakers vibrate.

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How Many Precious Metals are Found in Electronic Devices

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The EPA also lists that cell phones alone contain gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, tin and zinc. Those recovered materials can then be used in plating, jewelry, electronics, cars and art. To put some more numbers on it, the EPA states that for every 1 million cell phones

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Best 30 Used Cell Phones in Mineral Wells, TX with Reviews

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(940) 654-2486Website. (940) 654-2486. View all 44 Locations. 1706 SE 1st St Ste B. Mineral Wells, TX 76067. From Business: Visit T-Mobile Mineral Wells cell phone stores and discover T-Mobile's best smartphones, cell phones, tablets, and internet devices. View our low cost plans with…. 2.

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Do We Take Minerals For Granted? USGS

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When the battery dies, you do not automatically think about the lead, nickel, cadmium, or lithium used to make the batteries that store power for our cell phones, MP3 players, or hybrid cars, because you do not buy minerals, you buy products that have been manufactured using mineral materials.

Aluminum (bauxite): 5,677 pounds
Clays: 19,245 pounds
Cement: 65,480 pounds
Copper: 1,309 pounds

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Children as young as seven mining cobalt used in

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The human rights group claims to have traced cobalt used in lithium batteries sold to 16 multinational brands to mines where young children and adults are being paid a dollar a day, working in

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Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources Are a Lost Opportunity and

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They are used in cell phones, televisions, hybrid engines, computers, lasers, and batteries. Mineral resources are thought to be the Taliban’s second largest source of revenue.

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Is your phone tainted by the misery of the 35,000 children

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Any company sourcing cobalt from DRC must establish an independent, third-party system of verification that all mineral supply chains are cleansed of exploitation, cruelty, slavery, and child labour.

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War Has Made Afghanistan's $1 Trillion in Minerals

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Afghanistan’s mineral ore deposits contain iron, copper, cobalt, and gold, but also hold rare earth elements used in cutting edge electronics. Since launching his troop expansion plan in August, Trump has met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to tout the mutual benefits of developing mining in Afghanistan.

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Rare Earth Minerals: An End To China's Monopoly Is In Sight

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And because these minerals are critical elements to many high-tech products that business, government and consumers use every day - high-def TVs, mobile phones, PCs, wind turbines; even missiles

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IPhone mineral miners of Africa use bare hands Daily

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COLTAN: THE MINERAL HIDDEN IN AN AFRICAN MOUNTAIN POWERING YOUR IPHONE. Coltan – short for Columbite-tantalite – is a black tar-like mineral. …

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Congo Violence Fueled By Common Material In Cell Phones

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Congo Violence Fueled By Common Material In Cell Phones, Laptops. For many, one’s cell phone has become a fifth limb. But, for Congolese lawyer Joseph Mbangu, it’s more a case of life and death. The New York-based lawyer is trying to alert cell phone and laptop users that a key ingredient in their devices has been at the center of vicious

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Minerals in a cellphone.pdf CELL PHONE MINERALS Cell

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View Minerals in a cellphone.pdf from EDSE 6136 at Columbus State University. CELL PHONE MINERALS Cell phones are used for staying connected, Internet access, text messaging, playing games, various

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Element Used To Make Cell Phones Mineral Ore(s) Fr

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Warning of shortage of essential minerals for laptops

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Specifically of concern are a range of technology minerals, which are an essential ingredient in everything from laptops and cell phones to hybrid or electric cars to solar panels and copper

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Congo, Coltan, and Cell Phones: A People’s History Zinn

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Congo, Coltan, and Cell Phones: A People’s History. Teaching Activity. By Alison Kysia. 28 pages. In this lesson, students learn about the colonial history of Congo, debate responsibility for crimes against humanity, and investigate the connection, past and present, between the exploitation of …

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Best 7 Buy And Sell Used Cell Phones in Mineral Wells, TX

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Buy And Sell Used Cell Phones in Mineral Wells on YP.com. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Cellular Telephone Equipment & Supplies in Mineral Wells, TX.

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Stopping flow of conflict minerals from Congo to your cell

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Congo's "conflict minerals" used in cell phones, other products, co-authors say. Financial regulation law requires makers of electronics to audit supply sources. Co-authors: Consumers should urge

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Guns, Money and Cell Phones — Global Issues

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The reality is that there's little way to prove that the tantalum used in our cell phones and laptops is or is not from the Congo. Still, 8 percent of the tantalum ore imported into the United States in 1999 came from the Congo, and that doesn't count the ore U.S. companies imported from Rwanda and Uganda that may have originated in neighboring

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Samsung and Apple are using conflict minerals, says

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In 2014, Apple expressed its interest to phase out conflict minerals in the coming years by setting responsible sourcing standards for its materials and minerals used to produce its gadgets.

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Is Your Cell Phone Fueling Civil War in Congo? The Atlantic

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The DRC is the fifth largest supplier of tin ore, and according to a U.S. Geological Survey, about 10 percent of tungsten--the mineral used to make cell phones vibrate--is imported to the United

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Is Your Cell Phone Helping to Fund a Civil War

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The rare minerals used to build your cell phone are coming under scrutiny by federal regulators. The rare minerals used to build your cell phone are coming under scrutiny by federal regulators.

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What minerals are found in a cell phone?

The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies Critical Minerals Report states that cell phones contain indium, titanium dioxide (for the dielectric heart of the phone), and indium tin oxide (in the liquid crystal display).

What is the rare mineral used in cell phones?

Gallium has mainly been used in amplifiers for mobile phones integrated circuits and also in LEDs for backlighting of computers, phones and televisions. Tungsten also finds use as weights for the vibrating motors within the phone. China, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda are some of the countries that produce these rare mineral.

What mineral is used to make cell phones and computers?

The niobium-dominant mineral in coltan is columbite (after niobium's original American name columbium), and the tantalum-dominant mineral is the tantalite . [1] Tantalum from coltan is used to manufacture tantalum capacitors which are used for mobile phones, personal computers, automotive electronics, and cameras. [2]

What minerals are in a smartphone?

Each smartphone is made up of about 15,000 components produced in different factories around the world. About 40 different minerals—including gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten—are used to produce smartphones.

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