Mining in Africa

The African continent is home to an abundance of natural resources including diamonds, cobalt, oil, natural gas, copper, and gold among others. This section will detail the vast array of natural resources and the manner in which they are mined, processed and utilized.

Natural resources from Africa have a myriad practical applications, including industrial, manufacturing, medical, energy, and infrastructure development.

The materials we will survey here are all mined in Africa and are ubiquitous across the continent, they are largely untapped. From Nigeria to South Africa, Egypt to Ghana and everywhere in between, African resources are gaining increasing importance in a world fueled by commodity consumption.

Here we will delve into each of the aforementioned resources, providing valuable information on the rarity, prevalence, extraction techniques, and uses of various raw materials and the process of mining in Africa.