In this blog readers will enjoy mining news and other interesting articles about the mining industry. Africa is the second largest continent in the world and it has around 30 million km2 of land on its surface. Because of the sheer enormity of the continent and its mineral abundance, the African mining sector is the largest mineral industry in the world.
The continent ranks first or second in world reserves of minerals and metals that include industrial diamonds, platinum, phosphate rock, bauxite, cobalt, zirconium and vermiculite. Africa also has vast reserves of gold, copper, iron ore, steel, lead, manganese, natural diamonds, coal and uranium.
A Vital Industry
The mining industry in Africa is an important source of earnings for the continent. For many African countries mineral exploration and production for export is the key to economic stability and growth. The industry provides innumerable jobs and supports thousands of local families. The commodities that are reliant on the mining, refinement and production of minerals and metals are vast. As with most massive industries there are fluctuations and changes. The African mining industry is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that include influencing factors like legislative changes, environmental impact, social and economic development, political situations and infrastructure.
The aim of this blog is to help readers stay up to date on all the latest mining news, trends in the industry, and analysis surrounding the African mining sector. This blog provides readers with progressive information that includes interesting information about mineral exploration, safety in mining, mining practices, production and technological advances. The blog also explores the leading mining companies and their subsidiaries - it delves into the lives of all the top mining professionals and takes a closer look at the major mining countries and the roles these countries play in the global mining arena.