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Mines and oil wellsEdit

  • The Congo (Brazzaville) has some oil reserves [1]
  • Gabon has a moderate manganese and iron reserve and a few manganese mines [2].
  • The Central African Republic's mineral resource endowment includes copper, diamond, gold, graphite, ilmenite, iron ore, kaolin, kyanite, lignite, limestone, manganese, monazite, quartz, rutile, salt, tin, and uranium. The C.A.R. is a leading exporter of gold and diamonds [3].
  • The Kanyika mine niobium mine located in the Northern Region of Malawi and is one of the largest niobium reserves in the country with estimated reserves of 60 million tonnes of ore grading 0.29% niobium metal.[4][5]
  • The Zambian centres of copper mining operations include major mines ate Konkola and Kitwe.[6]
  • The Kayelekera Uranium Deposit in Northern Malawi is 8km south of the road connecting the townships of Chitipa and Karonga and is accessible from Karonga. The "Malawi project" has proven reserves of 2.8Mt of contained uranium oxide. The Malawi registered company, Paladin Africa Ltd, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paladin Energy Ltd.and is listed on both the Australian and Toronto stock exchanges. It would be both Paladin's second-largest uranium mine and its second largest mine in the African continent.[7]
  • Intra Energy Corporation, an Australian-based mining and energy company with major thermal coal assets in Tanzania, has acquired coal licences for an operational mine in Malawi as well as other exploration licences for further sites.[8]
  • The DRC has several coltan mines and some major untapped reserves.[9]

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