name five mineral resources in africa

name five mineral resources in africa

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  • South Africa

    South Africa - South Africa - Resources and power: South Africa is rich in a variety of minerals In addition to diamonds and gold, the country also contains reserves of iron ore, platinum, manganese, chromium, copper, uranium, silver, beryllium, and titanium No commercially exploitable deposits of petroleum have been found, but there are moderate quantities of natural gas located off the ....

  • Minerals in your mobile phone

    Jun 04, 2015· Palladium and platinum are other minerals used in the electrical circuits of phon South Africa and Zimbabwe are some of the countries that export these minerals The platinum price in 2014 averaged $1840 per ounce last year with Europe and China being the main markets for this mineral...

  • Natural resources of Africa

    List of Mineral Resources in Nigeria and Their Location Below is the list of Mineral and Natural Resources in Nigeria and the States that they can be found Note this list does not consist of everything that can be found in each state just the major resourc...

  • Mineral Resources

    Mineral Resourc Almost all Earth materials are used by humans for something We require metals for making machines, sands and gravels for making roads and buildings, sand for making computer chips, limestone and gypsum for making concrete, clays for making ceramics, gold, silver, copper and aluminum for making electric circuits, and diamonds and corundum (sapphire, ruby, emerald) for ....

  • Reasons Why The Europeans Came To Africa

    You see, Africa is a continent that has since time immemorial been blessed with so many natural resources such as gold, cocoa, bauxite, and what have you The Europeans knew of how rich the African continent was in terms of natural resources and therefore decided to start trading with the people of the continent...

  • 40 common minerals & their uses

    Columbite-tantalite group is a mineral used widely in technology Electronics, automotive systems and health products like the pacemaker need this mineral to operate It is mined in Africa and has earned the name of Coltan over the last few years Columbite-tantalite: Information about its role in the world under the name 'Coltan' Copper...

  • Mineral industry of Africa

    The natural resources in Africa are used practically in many industries and in many countries every day Industries include manufacturing, industrial, and energy, medical and infrastructure development The natural resource economy of Africa greatly contributes ,...

  • Mineral Resources

    Mineral resources are the key material basis for socio-economic development Statistical results show that more than 95% of energy used by mankind, 80% industrial raw materials and 70% raw materials for agricultural production are from mineral resourc...

  • Natural Resources and Conflict

    Peace & Security at the Africa Institute of South Africa AFRICA INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA BRIEFINg NO 74 MARCH 2012 known to contain widespread reserves of natural resources, with a great potential for mineral beneficiation Yet in the midst of this great wealth Africa is a paradox of poverty and protracted social violence...

  • Natural Resources Found in West Africa

    The search for natural resources especially precious stones in West Africa started since the colonial era In Nigeria for example, the search for crude oil can be traced back to the 1903s where exploration for oil, coal and bitumen were intensely undertaken Nigeria today is the largest producer of crude oil in Africa and probably [,]...

  • What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Mali?

    Mar 06, 2019· Significant phosphate resources are situated in the southeast of the nation The main active mine is located in the Tilemsi Valley The Tilemsi valley is estimated to have at least 11 million tons of 314% Phosphorus pentoxide (P 2 O 5 )...