Mining in Namibia
Mining in Namibia contributes
around 25% to the country’s GDP with a focus on
copper, lead, gold, cement, diamonds, petroleum,
zinc and uranium extraction and
processing. As of 2006, uranium mining in Namibia
has seen the country become the
6th largest producer in the world, while diamond
mining in Namibia produces the most
economically significant mineral commodity –
producing 2% of the world’s total diamond demand.
Some of the biggest operations regarding
mining in Namibia include the Kudu Gas-Field
Project, which, according to MiningIQ, is an
offshore gas field about 170km north-west from
Oranjemund. When this ZAR6.9 billion project is
finally operational, it will involve on-stream gas
production from the Kudu Gas Field – supplying a
800MW gas-fired power plant.
A view of the Navachab open
pit mine situated at Karibib
MiningIQ keeps detailed records of mining in Namibia with references to project
spanning the grassroots,
operational, and dormant phases.
MiningIQ has five grassroots projects listed regarding coal, copper, phosphate
and uranium mining in Namibia. These listings help industry managers keep track
of future projects regarding mining in Namibia.
As detailed by MiningIQ, the largest operational project centred on mining in
Namibia is the expansion project at Navachab, which is valued at ZAR1.5 billion.
This project is key for gold mining in Namibia, as it will see the extension of
the Navachab Mine’s lifespan.
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