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addaword.gifdefinition of conflict mineral

noun
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 11:28:00
Definition of conflict mineral from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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