Tantalum is an important component in many modern technologies, and is used in capacitors for everything from computers to mobile phones.
Despite its importance in the world today, tantalum mining takes place in very few countries. Only four countries produced tantalum in 2016, and most was mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Africa. Rwanda took the top spot for tantalum mining in 2015, but in 2016 the DRC took the lead again, producing about 40 percent of the world’s tantalum.
Global Metals Exporters guarantee a constant supply of Tantalite ore/Coltan from the Democratic Republic of Congo.