Commodities in Africa
CA Mining has extensive experience in recruiting for the following countries and commodities:
Angola is rich in mineral resources. Among the most notable resources are petroleum, diamonds (kimberlite) iron ore, manganese, copper, uranium, gold, phosphates, bauxite, uranium and salt.
Benin has deposits of petroleum. Other mineral resources of Benin include iron ore, phosphates, chromium, rutile, clay, marble, and limestone. The country has not yet fully exploited its mineral resources
Botswana has large deposits of diamonds. The country’s other mineral resources include gold, silver, uranium, copper, nickel, coal, manganese, soda ash, potash, iron ore, asbestos, and salt.
Burkina Faso is known for the following mineral resources valuable deposits of manganese, gold, and zinc, and mining of these minerals is planned or underway. The country also has resources of copper, iron ore, cassiterite (tin ore), and phosphates.
Burundi’s principal mineral resources are peat, uranium, nickel, petroleum, tin, bastnasite, and gold.
Cameroon has significant offshore petroleum reserves. Other important mineral reserves in Cameroon include gold, bauxite, uranium, and limestone.
Chad contains significant deposits of petroleum and gold. The country also contains mineral deposits of uranium, tungsten, tin, bauxite, iron ore, and titanium.
Congo’s mineral principal is Petroleum. Other resources include potash, gold, iron ore, lead, and copper.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s mineral resources include cobalt, copper, diamonds, gold, silver and zinc.
Egypt has a wide variety of mineral deposits, some of which, such as gold and red granite, have been exploited since ancient times. The chief mineral resource of contemporary value is petroleum. Other minerals include phosphates, manganese, iron ore, and uranium. Natural gas is also extracted.
Equatorial Guinea’s mineral resources include oil deposits and crude petroleum
Eritrea possesses potentially valuable potash deposits and possibly gold, iron, and petroleum, but exploration and exploitation of its mineral resources were severely hindered by three decades of war.
Ethiopia has a variety of mineral deposits; iron, copper, petroleum, salt, potash, gold, and platinum are the principal ones that have been commercially exploited.
Gabon is rich in mineral resources. The country has deposits of uranium, manganese, and petroleum, all of which are being exploited; large deposits of iron ore, considered among the richest in the world, have also been found, and lead and silver ores have been discovered.
Gambia’s mineral resources include petroleum and natural gasses.
Ghana’s principal mineral resource is gold. Bauxite, manganese, and diamonds are also important.
Guinea Bissau’s mineral resources include large deposits of bauxite and phosphate. Petroleum deposits are offshore.
Guinea’s mineral resources include bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold and uranium.
Ivory Coast’s mineral resources / deposits include gold, iron ore, manganese ore, diamonds, and petroleum.
Kenya’s main minerals produced are soda ash, fluorite, salt, and limestone products. The government is also seeking to exploit titanium and zircon deposits on the coast of the Indian Ocean.
Lesotho has small scale diamond operations.
Madagascar’s mineral resources include chromite, mica, graphite, precious / semi precious stones and gold.
Malawi’s mineral wealth is slight, although some marble, limestone, and coal are produced.
Mali’s mineral resources are gold, salt, marble, and phosphate rock have been exploited. Deposits of other minerals have been reported but are not extracted in significant amounts. They include bauxite, copper, iron ore, manganese, and uranium. Gold is by far the most import mining product.
Mauritania contains large deposits of iron ore. Other mineral resources of the country include deposits of phosphates, sulfur, copper, and gypsum. Significant offshore reserves of oil and natural gas were discovered in the early 21st century
Mauritius is negligible in the mineral industry. The main minerals being quarried are basalts, iron, manganese and cobalt, with smaller amounts of limestone.
Morocco’s mineral resources are significant. The most important is phosphate rock; other minerals include coal, iron, lead, manganese, petroleum, silver, tin, and zinc
Mozambique’s mineral reserves are largely unexploited. Mineral processing in Mozambique is confined to small-scale mining of coal, marble, granite, gold, and bauxite.
Namibia has the following mineral resources diamonds, copper, gold, uranium, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, zinc, salt and vanadium.
Niger has the following mineral resources uranium, coal, gold, gypsum, iron ore, tin, salt and petroleum
Nigeria’s most export earning is Petroleum and natural gas. Iron ore, generally of low grade, is widespread. Lignite (brown coal) and coal (coal of a lower grade than bituminous but of a higher grade than lignite) can be found in southeastern Nigeria. Other mineral resources include tin and columbite, and limestone in several areas.
Rwanda’s principal mineral resources are cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), columbite, tantalite, beryl, and gold. Large natural gas reserves have been found near the DRC border.
Sao Tome and Principe’s principal mineral resources include petroleum and oil.
Sierra Leone’s wealth is derived from rich mineral resources, including diamonds, chromite, bauxite, iron ore, rutile, and gold.
Somalia’s mineral resources are relatively diverse but have not been exploited. Known deposits include gold, silver, gypsum, copper, zinc, manganese, limestone, salt, and uranium
South Africa is rich in mineral resources. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of gold. Uranium is also extracted commercially. Vast, easily worked coal seams occur between Lesotho and Swaziland, and South Africa has become a leading coal exporter. Diamonds are another important source of South Africa’s mineral wealth. South Africa also has large reserves of chromite, vanadium, andalusite, manganese, platinum, nickel, and fluorite.
Sudan has significant reserves of petroleum, chromite, gold, and iron ore.
Swaziland has quantities of several valuable minerals, including coal, asbestos, diamonds, and gold.
Tanzania has the following mineral resources tin, phosphates, iron ore, diamonds, gemstones, gold and nickel.
Togo has significant reserves of phosphates, and limestone and marble are also mined.
Uganda has small amounts of mineral resources, mainly copper, cobalt, gold, tin, tungsten, beryllium, iron ore, limestone, phosphates, and apatite.
Zambia has the following mineral resources copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, gold, silver and uranium.
Zimbabwe has the following mineral resources chromium, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, and lithium, tin and platinum.
CA Global Mining also does recruiting for the following International countries and commodities:
Gold, coal, chromite, copper,
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