Chinese firm to mine 200,000 tpa diatomite in Kenya

Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014

The development of Kenya’s diatomite reserves, located along the country’s Rift Valley, will increase global supplies of the filtration mineral at a time of growing demand.

By Allan Bariyo

China’s Chuanshan International Co. has entered a $68m deal with the Kenyan government to begin mining diatomite in Baringo County in western Kenya.

The development in Kaboryon, Tiaty, will see the extraction of 200,000 tpa diatomite ore, according to Chuanshan’s plans. All production will be...

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