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    a mineral such as gold or diamond which is taken from the ground in a place where there is armed conflict, and which is sold to help pay for weapons

    The three T’s of conflict minerals—Tin, Tantalum, and Tungsten—generate more than $130 million in profit for armed rebel groups in Congo.Via http://www.divinecaroline.com/22353/90560-ten-things-know-conflict-minerals/2

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/05/2012
     

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