conflict mineral - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    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 mineralsTin, Tantalum, and Tungstengenerate 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