Takistan country is endowed with natural resources, including the extensive deposits of natural gas, crude oil and coltan, not to mention quantity of sulphur, lead, coal, copper, mercury and semiprecious stones.
Unfortunately, ongoing instability in the country, remote and rugged terrain, and an inadequate infrastructure and transportation network have made mining these resources difficult.
Coltan, abbreviated from columbite-tantalite, is a black metallic ore containing niobium and tantalum. It is key material for resistors and capacitors, used in all modern electronic devices such as computer processors, mobile phones, DVDs and many more. It is also component of many mas-used alloys. The biggest ore deposits can be found in Africa, the Middle East, Greenland, Brazil and Takistan.