Coltan

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Coltan

This quiz will test your knowledge of the use of the ore Coltan.


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  • 1. 
    Coltan is short is columbite-tantalite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The majority of Coltan in the world is minded in southern/central Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Tantalum is heat resistant showing long term durability against the wear and tear of heat produced from electronic use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Any metallic mineral used in electronics could be used to replace tantalum
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 5. 
    One use of tantalum is in electronic capacitors used in cell phones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A mineral's properties ultimately determine what the mineral could be used for.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Coltan is initially formed from the fast cooling of lava outside of the earth surface as in volcanic eruptions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Coltan can be mined in other countries other than Congo, Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Congo, Africa, is also home to other conflict minerals other than Coltan such as diamonds, tin, gold and silver.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Extinct volcanoes where slow cooling of magma could occur could be a possible location where coltan might form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False