The Indonesian islands of Bangka and Belitung produce over 90 percent of the country's tin. President Joko Widodo has vowed to end illegal mining operations that put the lives of men and children in danger. Here's a closer look at the tin mines of Bangka Island. Photographs by Dimas Ardian for Bloomberg
the critical metal of our digital age is tin, About half of all tin mined today goes to make the solder that binds the components inside our electronics. Solder is about 95 percent tin. tiny Bangka Island is the world’s tin capital.