Mining in Tanzania
Although mining in Tanzania
initially focused around gold, today the biggest
projects include various minerals such as magnetite,
chlorite, ilmenite, and
pyrite – with some of these mining projects, such as
the Liganga Mining Project,
valued at up to ZAR6, 8 billion.
view of Geita mine
Recent mining in Tanzania has seen the country
become the third largest gold producer in
(after South Africa and
Ghana), producing around 48 tonnes in 2003. Gold
mining in Tanzania was
responsible for around 62% of the nation’s total
exports – generating around US$504 million revenue
in the same year.
Gold mining in Tanzania is dominated mainly
by mining companies Resolute Ltd, Ashanti
Goldfields, AngloGold, Barrick Gold Corp,
and Placer Dome Inc.
The diverse resources for future mining in Tanzania
appear to still be abundant, as data collected by Africa Mining IQ shows there are five new mining plants
being commissioned for gold mining , nickel
coal mining , iron ore mining , and uranium
and processing – all of which are lucrative
valued between ZAR1 billion and ZAR5 billion.
Africa Mining IQ collects detailed data on all
projects involved with mining in Tanzania – such as
the Buzwagi Open Pit Mine, east of Kahama, which
became fully operational in 2009. The data collected
describes this entire operation – from the
grassroots stage through to the
operational stage –
helping industry managers keep on track with all
developments around mining in Tanzania.
Africa Mining IQ also keeps track of smaller
projects centred around
mining in Tanzania – such as the
feasibility study currently underway 150km
south-south-west of Mwanza, approximately valued at
|Tracking and reporting
in Tanzania is part of the mining intelligence service available.
Over 170 companies
rely on Africa Mining IQ to help them
drive business within the