Mining in Botswana
Mining in Botswana has, since the
1960s, steadily overtaken the agriculture
industry in its contribution to the nation’s GDP.
This, mainly as a result of the joint
effort between De Beers and the Botswana government
(the Debswana Diamond Company), which sees diamond
mining in Botswana produce 70% of the country’s
Copper, gold, nickel,
coal and soda
ash are traditionally-mined minerals; producing
smaller fractions of the total income derived by
mining in Botswana.
The Jwaneng Cut-8 Open Pit Expansion Project
The Jwaneng Cut-8 Open Pit
Expansion Project demonstrates the scale of diamond
mining in Botswana with an estimated value of ZAR20
billion – one of the largest mining projects in
sub-Saharan Africa. The mine is set to guarantee a
stable and reliable production until at least 2025.
MiningIQ keeps detailed databases
of such projects surrounding mining in Botswana –
from the grassroots phases, through to the dormancy
phases. This project is listed by MiningIQ to be in
its active (ongoing) phase.
Grassroots phase listings
regarding uranium mining in Botswana include the Ikongwe Project, the Lekobolo Project, Kodibeleng
Project, Shoshong Project and the Sua Project. These
listings help industry managers and professionals
involved with mining in Botswana keep up with the
latest developments, in this case, the growing trend
of uranium mining in Botswana.
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