Biggest Mining Companies in Africa
Access to information on the biggest mining companies in Africa
projects – anywhere within the mining lifecycle, is available
from Africa Mining IQ.
Africa Mining IQ is an online intelligence service powered by Projects IQ.
Projects IQ provides comprehensive mining project intelligence for potential investors, distributors and mining-related businesses.
To facilitate this, we have a dedicated team of researchers which continuously
researches and updates our extensive database of mining projects throughout the
African continent. Stringent quality control guidelines and authentic data verification
processes ensure that the
African mining intelligence we provide is accurate and reliable.
A mining project page on Africa Mining IQ, whether you’re interested in the biggest mining companies in Africa or all of them, consists of the following key elements:
- Project description: Detailed summary of the mining project which includes
scope, project value, start and completion dates, mine type, plant and mineral.
- Project commentary: Updates and important notifications are added, so you get
additional insight into the progress of the project in which you are interested.
- Key contacts:
Contact for the mine owners and project engineers are listed on
- Project notes: “Your notes” section appears on each project page. It has been
designed with functionality that enables you to set project follow up or project
Mining intelligence advantages
For investors interested in the biggest mining companies in Africa, a subscription to Africa Mining IQ provides users with a
Mining IQ advantage:
- Exclusive access to
mine owner contact details
Search facilities for mine owners, project engineers and project suppliers
- Up-to-date reporting on project
status, costs and
- Verified research and
insights into the biggest mining companies in Africa and all
mining companies in Africa
- Advanced project
reporting, graphs and
information 24/7, 365 days a year
Email notifications of updated projects and news
Contact Africa Mining IQ today on
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opportunities with the biggest mining companies in Africa
South Africa is currently the world’s largest producer of chrome, platinum group metals, manganese, vanadium, and vermiculite. All mining companies in Africa, including the largest, that mine these metals, are included on our database. In addition, over 50% of all
gold reserves are found in South Africa, where the Witwatersrand holds the world’s largest gold reef deposit. In 2007,
gold mining in South Africa employed over 240 000 people and accounted for R 49 billion in foreign currency earnings.
Two of the biggest mining companies in Africa, Glencore Xstrata, which currently has 25 African mining projects listed on Africa Mining IQ, with a combined value exceeding R 415 billion; and Barrick Mining, one of the five largest gold producers in Africa which has produced 6.5 million ounces of gold to date, are example of big mining companies listed on our database.
We list over 100 projects that involve
copper mining in Africa and
diamond mining projects. As the central and
southern Africa region produce roughly 49% of the world’s total diamond output per year, these mines feature strongly on our database.
Uranium mining in Africa is dependent on about 888 400 tonnes of reserve across the continent, with all projects pertaining thereto listed on our database.
Approximately 46% of the world’s diamonds, 62% platinum group metals, 21% gold and 16% uranium are provided by mines in Africa
Mines in Africa already provide almost half of the world’s diamonds, 62% of its platinum group metals, 21% of its gold and 16% of its uranium – yet vast deposits of minerals remain untouched, presenting key mining opportunities. This makes
African mining one of the world’s top business opportunities.