Iron ore in Africa

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Iron ore production in Africa is dominated by South Africa, Mauritania and Algeria; Zimbabwe and Morocco produce ore for use within the country. Many countries possess iron ore deposits that are as yet unmined. Countries and companies currently involved in production are listed here; measurements are in tpy, or tonnes per year.

Maps[edit]

 Algeria[edit]

 Angola[edit]

 Cameroon[edit]

 Central African Republic[edit]

  • Bambari and Bakala are iron ore deposits located approximately 1,500 km from the sea.[3]

 Congo (Brazzaville)[edit]

  • In 2007 privately owned British firm Mining Projects Development said it had found large deposits of iron ore at the Zanaga site in Lekoumou region, in the south of the country. Exploration work suggested there could be 500 million tonnes of ore. In 2008 the Brazzaville government said the project required investment of $2 billion, including a 300 km railway line to the port at Pointe Noire.
  • In 2010, a map shows a connection to the Cameroon railway from Mbarga/Mbalam to the port of Kribi.[7]

 Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

 Egypt[edit]

  • El Gedida
  • El Bahariya[9]
  • Eastern Aswan near abo alrish area there found hematite since 1962 but the work have been finished due to economical condition such as transition of ore, sulphide and poor amount of water at that height

 Gabon[edit]

 Ghana[edit]

 Guinea[edit]

 Liberia[edit]

 Libya[edit]

  • proposed railway 800 km long for iron ore transport from the southern city Sabha to port Misrata.

 Mauritania[edit]

 Morocco[edit]

  • domestic consumption

 Niger[edit]

 Nigeria[edit]

 Senegal[edit]

 Sierra Leone[edit]


 South Africa[edit]

 Tunisia[edit]

  • produces about 200,000T pa of pellets[34]

 Uganda[edit]

 Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sundanceresources.com.au/irm/Company/ShowPage.aspx/PDFs/2799-69696071/PresentationInvestorBriefings
  2. ^ a b (AU) – African Aura: iron ore, gold and diamond potential galore in Africa. Proactive Investors (29 March 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  3. ^ World Mining News – Item [79691]: News Release. Mbendi.co.za. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ OT Africa Line – Congo. Otal.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  6. ^ http://www.miningweekly.com/print-version/exxaro-looks-at-port-and-rail-expansion-in-congo-2012-06-05
  7. ^ Australian Financial Review, Tuesday, 22 June 2010.
  8. ^ a b invests in iron ore projects in the republic of Congo and Gabon through the acquisition of shares in Core Mining Limited. Severstal (13 May 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  9. ^ * Reuters
  10. ^ China to double aid to Africa in three years’ time
  11. ^ Mines and Communities: China to fund iron ore mining in Gabon
  12. ^ Iron Ore Mining in Gabon – Overview. Mbendi.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  13. ^ a b FACTBOX: African iron ore projects. Reuters. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ Sky News Australia – Business Article. Skynews.com.au. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  16. ^ a b c Global corporations compete for West African minerals. Wsws.org. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  17. ^ BSG Resources Limited. Bsgrguinea.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  18. ^ Date. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  19. ^ Bellzone of Australia Plans $4.5 Billion Guinean Iron-Ore Mine-China Mining. Chinamining.org. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  20. ^ Bellzone Mining – Kalia Iron Project. Bellzone.com.au. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  21. ^ Mittal Steel, Rio Tinto in collusion – Metals News. Metals Place (24 March 2005). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  22. ^ a b Public Service On Guinea Line Revived | Railways Africa. Railwaysafrica.com (7 June 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  23. ^ Maps, Weather, and Airports for Say, Niger
  24. ^ Niger – Mining
  25. ^ The mineral industries of Benin, Burkina Faso, and Sao Tome e Principe, usgs.gov, 2004
  26. ^ http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/category/africa-update/east-africa/djibouti-east-africa/
  27. ^ http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2011/11/ore-from-agbara-in-nigeria/
  28. ^ Market Watch
  29. ^ SIM Senegal 2010. Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition
  30. ^ allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: African Minerals to Boost Bunbuna Hydro (Page 1 of 1)
  31. ^ [3][dead link]
  32. ^ Sydney Morning Herald 16 April 2010, p. 10.
  33. ^ Iron Ore Mining in South Africa – Overview. Mbendi.co.za. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  34. ^ Tunisia Iron Ore Production by Year (Thousand metric tons)

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