Coltan is short for Columbite–Tantalites and is known industrially as Tantalite
Two metals that can be extracted from Coltan Ore are Tantalite and Niobium. The Niobium-dominant mineral in Coltan is Columbite (after Niobium's original American name Columbium), and the Tantalum-dominant mineral is the Tantalite. These two metals are globally significant as strategic, much saught after metals, vital in the manufacture of electronic capacitors and super alloys. 

Tantalum & Niobium in Everyday Life

Electronic devices such as mobile phones, jet engines, computer hard drives, hearing aids, cameras, reflective lenses and pacemakers, all depend on these vitally important metals.

Responsible Supply

Historically, it is the conflict zones of Africa that have been the dominant source of these metals. Stronger scrutiny is being applied by Governments and Corporations towards ensuring that supply and manufacturing chains do not rely on sourcing these metals from areas of conflict. Côte d'Ivoire is a non-conflict country and as such, Firering's Coltan assets are expected to attract significant interest from the responsible buyers and traders of Tantalum and Niobium