Copper in Africa

Copper in Africa

Copper is one of the world's most important industrial minerals, and Africa is an important world producer. While output is traditionally dominated by Zambia, South Africa and Katanga Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, many African nations contribute to copper production, and many African nations have undeveloped ore resources.

Cobalt, another important industrial metal, is often mined in conjunction with copper.


Botswana Botswana

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Namibia Namibia

  • Ongopolo Mining and Processing – Matchless Mine Western Extension and Otjihase Mine near Windhoek[3]

South Africa South Africa

Uganda Uganda

  • Jinja – Kilembe Mines and Kilembe Smelting Operations currently reopening under A-Tec Mining after 1975 nationalization [6]

Zambia Zambia

See also


  1. ^ Botswana: African Copper Needs $15 Million to Stay Afloat, AllAfrica, 19 December 2008
  2. ^ African Business, March 2010, p67
  3. ^ Base Metals. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  4. ^ Palabora Mining Company – Home. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  5. ^ Rio Tinto Copper Mine, Palabora, South Africa. Mining Technology. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  6. ^ | Kilembe copper mines may re-open. (2008-10-24). Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  7. ^ | First copper concentrate at Lumwana. (2008-12-08). Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  8. ^ (2009-02-09). Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]

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