Conflict Minerals Rule Still Facing Challenges

Chair Mary Jo White revealed Tuesday that the SEC has spent a whopping $2.75 million to write, implement and defend itself against legal challenges related to the conflict minerals rule.

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Tantalex Begins Extraction Operations in Congo

Tantalex Resources (CSE:TTX) announced the start of tantalum extraction operations in the Republic of Congo. The company has also hired ALS GLOBAL at Johannesburg and Vancouver, one of the world's largest and most diversified testing services providers, to conduct independent product quality testing.

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How Tantalum Is Used as a Superconductor

Azo Materials published an interview with Cristian Cretu of H.C. Starck Fabricated Products about how metals like niobium and tantalum are used in superconducting applications. H.C. Starck supplies niobium and tantalum for low temperature superconductor wire manufacturing.

Study Says Most US Companies Still Not Declaring Conflict Minerals

A study by Global Witness and Amnesty International has found that the majority of public companies in the US are still failing to properly disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals. Conflict minerals can be gold, tin, tungsten or tantalum sourced from conflict areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

EU lawmakers Limit the Import of Conflict Minerals

Mining.com reported that the European Union (EU) voted in favor of putting limitations on armed groups to finance their activities through the sale of conflict minerals.

iTSCi Starts Up Due Diligence Program to Address Conflict Minerals in North Kivu, DRC

iTSCi announced the start of its industry program for traceability and due diligence in of tin, tantalum and tungsten in two areas of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo; in the remotest mines in Lubero territory north of the provincial capital of Goma and in the most historically infamous conflict minerals mining areas of Walikale [...]

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