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.
- 1 Maps
- 1.1 Algeria
- 1.2 Angola
- 1.3 Cameroon
- 1.4 Central African Republic
- 1.5 Congo (Brazzaville)
- 1.6 Côte d'Ivoire
- 1.7 Egypt
- 1.8 Gabon
- 1.9 Ghana
- 1.10 Guinea
- 1.11 Liberia
- 1.12 Libya
- 1.13 Mali
- 1.14 Mauritania
- 1.15 Morocco
- 1.16 Niger
- 1.17 Nigeria
- 1.18 Senegal
- 1.19 Sierra Leone
- 1.20 South Africa
- 1.21 Tunisia
- 1.22 Uganda
- 1.23 Zimbabwe
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 External links
- deposits in Kassala-Kitungo, Cassinga, Chamuatete
- Malanje, Bié, Huambo, and Huíla provinces. See Mining in Angola
- Lolabé – Mbalam - iron ore port 
- Nkout – Afferro Mining
- Mbarga – iron ore deposit near Mbalam
- see extension in Congo-Brazzaville
- Ngovayang – Legend Mining
Central African Republic
- Mayoko – in 2008 a possible iron ore mine is being considered Mayoko is already served by a narrow gauge railway branchline. The company is Exxaro Resources.
- 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.
- Nabeba majority owned by Sundance Resources
- El Gedida
- El Bahariya
- 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
- Bélinga – possible iron ore mine, with enhanced port and railway extension worth $3b.
- Simandou (South) – Diéké – exploration company is Rio. – port Matakong
- Kalia, Guinea – Exploration company is Bellzone. – port Matakong
- Faranah – mining company is Bellzone
- Matakong – proposed port
- Mifergui-Nimba-Nzérékoré iron and steel project
- Didia – proposed port in Liberia east of Buchanan
- Nimba - ArcelorMittal
- Didia – proposed port for ore from Guinea
- Western Cluster – BHP Billiton
- 240 km from Tokadeh mine to the sea port at Buchanan.
- domestic consumption
- National Iron Ore Mining Company in Itakpe, with both steel mill at Ajaokuta, Kogi State, and port at Warri, Delta State
- Agbaja for export
- Miferso Company, exploring in Faleme; a Kumba Resources project
- Bargny-Sendou – proposed deepwater port for iron ore
- Marampa – London Mining – Cape Lambert will need to build 34 km rail spur line to the existing railway. – operational 2012 – operational 2012
- Bagla Hills near east and near border with Liberia
- ~ 38 mm tpy, world's 7th largest producer
- Kumba Resources / Exxaro – globally ranked producer
- Assmang (company) in Beeshoek, South Africa
- Highveld Steel and Vanadium Company in Mapochs, South Africa
- produces about 200,000T pa of pellets
- Muko deposits in Kabale District, Kisoro District
- Sukulu deposits and Bukusu deposits in Tororo District
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- (AU) – African Aura: iron ore, gold and diamond potential galore in Africa. Proactive Investors (29 March 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- World Mining News – Item : News Release. Mbendi.co.za. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20080802143152/http://dmcmining.com.au//download.php?fname=.%2Fuploaddir%2Fannouncement%2FPdf_111.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009. Missing or empty
- OT Africa Line – Congo. Otal.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Australian Financial Review, Tuesday, 22 June 2010.
- 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.
- * Reuters
- China to double aid to Africa in three years’ time
- Mines and Communities: China to fund iron ore mining in Gabon
- Iron Ore Mining in Gabon – Overview. Mbendi.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- FACTBOX: African iron ore projects. Reuters. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- http://ifcln1.ifc.org/IFCExt/spiwebsite1.nsf/0/4e000eb00693115e8525712b007e0538?OpenDocument. Retrieved 3 April 2007. Missing or empty
- Sky News Australia – Business Article. Skynews.com.au. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Global corporations compete for West African minerals. Wsws.org. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- BSG Resources Limited. Bsgrguinea.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Date. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Bellzone of Australia Plans $4.5 Billion Guinean Iron-Ore Mine-China Mining. Chinamining.org. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Bellzone Mining – Kalia Iron Project. Bellzone.com.au. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Mittal Steel, Rio Tinto in collusion – Metals News. Metals Place (24 March 2005). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Public Service On Guinea Line Revived | Railways Africa. Railwaysafrica.com (7 June 2010). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Maps, Weather, and Airports for Say, Niger
- Niger – Mining
- The mineral industries of Benin, Burkina Faso, and Sao Tome e Principe, usgs.gov, 2004
- Market Watch
- SIM Senegal 2010. Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition
- allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: African Minerals to Boost Bunbuna Hydro (Page 1 of 1)
- (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20120415072410/http://www.daco-sl.org/encyclopedia/1_gov/1_2/MMR/SL_Mining_Journal_2006.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2009. Missing or empty
- Sydney Morning Herald 16 April 2010, p. 10.
- Iron Ore Mining in South Africa – Overview. Mbendi.co.za. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
- Tunisia Iron Ore Production by Year (Thousand metric tons)