Africa: projects in the pipeline

By Emma Hughes
Published: Saturday, 24 January 2015

Africa has long been viewed as a continent of great possibility when it comes to mining, with vast mineral and metal resources spread throughout its 47 countries. Yet political unrest, financial corruption, community opposition and environmental issues have thwarted the true potential this region offers. Several industrial mineral mining companies have flocked to the region over the past several years in an attempt to overcome these issues.

In the following pages, Industrial Minerals showcases Africa’s industrial minerals resources, projects and investing companies, as of January 2015.

Mineral

Company

Project name

Location

Andalusite

Andalusite Resources

Maroeloesfontein

South Africa

Andalusite

Imerys

Segorong, Annesley, Havercroft and Thabazimbi

South Africa

Andalusite

Samrec/Damrec

Krugerpost Mine

South Africa

Barite

National Company for Barium - Barytal

Algeria

Barite

Mabwe Minerals Inc.

Dodge Mine

Zimbabwe

Bentonite

Imerys South Africa/ECCA Holdings

Cape Bentonite

South Africa

Chromite

Asia Thai Mining Co. Ltd

Zafindravoay

Madagascar

Chromite

Asia Thai Mining Co. Ltd

Beriana

Madagascar

Chromite

Geovic Mining Corp.

Bitoi River Delta

Guinea

Chromite

Glencore Plc

Townlands Extension 9

South Africa

Chromite

Glencore Plc

De Grooteboom

South Africa

Chromite

Glencore Plc

Klipfontein/Waterval

South Africa

Chromite

Samancor Chrome

Scheiding Chrome

South Africa

Chromite

Lonmin Ltd

UG2-PGM tailings retreatment

South Africa

Chromite

RioZim Ltd

Darwendale

Zimbabwe

Chromite

Ruukki Group Plc

Shurugwi

Zimbabwe

Dolomite

SA Lime & Gypsum (Pty) Ltd

Bridgetown

South Africa

Dolomite

Afrimat Ltd

Glen Douglas

South Africa

Fluorite

Kenya Fluorspar Co.

Kimwarer

Kenya

Fluorite

Groupe Managem

El Hamman Mine

Morocco

Fluorite

Solvay S

Okorusu Fluorspar

Namibia

Fluorite

Vanoil Energy Ltd (formerly Fluormin)

Buffalo

South Africa

Fluorite

Vanoil Energy Ltd (formerly Fluormin)

Witkop

South Africa

Fluorite

SA Fluorite Pty Ltd

Doomhoek

South Africa

Fluorite

Minersa Group

Vergenoeg

South Africa

Fluorite

SepFluor Ltd

Nokeng deposits; Ekandustria fluorochemical plant

South Africa

Fluorite

Fluormin Plc

Zriba-Guebli

Tunisia

Fluorite

Maghreb Minerals

Zaghouan

Tunisia

Fluorite/barite

Atlas Mine & Minerals

Amimine

Morocco

graphite

Castle Minerals Ltd

Kambale

Ghana

Graphite

Etablissements Gallois S

Toamasina

Madagascar

Graphite

Stratmin Global Resources Plc.

Loharano

Madagascar

Graphite

Energizer Resources Inc.

Green Giant (Molo)

Madagascar

Graphite

Societe Malgache du Graphite (SARL)

Ambatomitamba

Madagascar

Graphite

Timcal Graphite & Carbon/Imerys

Ancuabe

Mozambique

Graphite

Triton Minerals Ltd

Balama North and Ancuabe

Mozambique

Graphite

AMG Mining/Graphit Kropfmuehl Aktiengesellschaft AG

Ancuabe

Mozambique

Graphite

Metals of Africa Ltd

Montepuez

Mozambique

Graphite

Next Graphite Inc.

Aukam

Namibia

Graphite

Magnis Resources Ltd

Nachu

Tanzania

Graphite

Kibaran Resources Ltd

Epanko

Tanzania

Graphite

Kibaran Resources Ltd

Merelani

Tanzania

Graphite

Minerals Marketing Corp. of Zimbabwe

Lynx

Zimbabwe

Heavy mineral sands

Astron Resources Ltd

Niafarang

Gambia

Heavy mineral sands

Base Resources Ltd

Kilifi

Kenya

Heavy mineral sands

Base Resources Ltd

Kwale

Kenya

Heavy mineral sands

World Titanium Resources Ltd (WTR)

Toliara (Ranobe)

Madagascar

Heavy mineral sands

Pathfinder Minerals Plc

Moebase

Mozambique

Heavy mineral sands

Kenmare

Moma

Mozambique

Heavy mineral sands

Mineral Deposits Ltd

Grande Cote

Senegal

Heavy mineral sands

Sierra Rutile Ltd

Lanti Dry Mining and Gangnama

Sierra Leone

Heavy mineral sands

Titanium Resources Corp.

Rotifunk

Sierra Leone

Heavy mineral sands

Sierra Rutile Ltd

Sembehun

Sierra Leone

Heavy mineral sands

Tronox Ltd

Namakwa

South Africa

Heavy mineral sands

Richards Bay Minerals/Rio Tinto

Richards Bay

South Africa

Heavy mineral sands

Mineral Commodities

Xolobeni

South Africa

Heavy mineral sands

Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group and XinLi Non-Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd

Corridor Sands

South Africa

Heavy mineral sands

Mineral Commodities

Tormin

South Africa

Limestone

Afrimat Ltd

Marble Hall, Meyerton

South Africa

Phosphate

Enterprise Nationale de Fer et du Phosphate

Algeria

Phosphate

Minbos Resources Ltd

Cacata

Angola

Phosphate

Minbos Resources Ltd

Chibuete

Angola

Phosphate

Minbos Resources Ltd

Chivovo

Angola

Phosphate

Minbos Resources Ltd

Mongo Tando

Angola

Phosphate

Minbos Resources Ltd

Kanzi

Democratic Republic of Congo

Phosphate

Cominco Resources Ltd

Hinda

Democratic Republic of Congo

Phosphate

Chemical Industry Corp.

Coal phosphate fertiliser complex

Ethiopia

Phosphate

GB Minerals Ltd

Farim

Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Phosphate

Jordan Phosphate Mines Co.

Owns a number of mines

Jordan

Phosphate

Toguna S

Tamagueleit

Mali

Phosphate

Oklo Resources Ltd

Samit

Mali

Phosphate

Great Quest Metals Ltd

Tilemsi

Mali

Phosphate

Bofal Indo Mining Co. S

Bofal

Mauritania

Phosphate

OCP Group

Khouribga

Morocco

Phosphate

OCP Group

Benguerir

Morocco

Phosphate

OCP Group

Youssoufia

Morocco

Phosphate

Vale

Evate

Mozambique

Phosphate

UCL Resources

Meob

Namibia

Phosphate

UCL Resources

Sandpiper Marine

Namibia

Phosphate

ICS

Taiba

Senegal

Phosphate

Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd

Phosco

South Africa

Phosphate

Diamond Fields International Ltd

South Western Cape

South Africa

Phosphate

Minjingu Mines and Fertilizers Ltd

Minjingu

Tanzania

Phosphate

Societe Nouvelle des Phosphates de Togo

Togo

Phosphate

Balamara Resources Ltd

Carbonated Phosphate

Togo

Phosphate

AgriMinco Corp.

Bassar

Togo

Phosphate

Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa

Kef Eddour

Tunisia

Phosphate

Celamin Holdings NL

Bir El Afou

Tunisia

Phosphate

Celamin Holdings NL

Chaketma

Tunisia

Phosphate

Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC)

Metlaoui

Tunisia

Phosphate

Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC)

Moulares

Tunisia

Phosphate

CPG - state owned

Redeyef

Tunisia

Phosphate

Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group

Sukulu

Uganda

Potash

Elemental Minerals Ltd

Sintoukola

Democratic Republic of Congo

Potash

MagIndustries Corp.

Makola

Democratic Republic of Congo

Potash

MagIndustries Corp.

Mengo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Potash

African Potash Ltd

Lake Dinga

Democratic Republic of Congo

Potash

Allana Potash Corp.

Danakil

Ethiopia

Potash

South Boulder Mines Ltd

Colluli

Ethiopia

Rare earths

Rift Valley Resources Ltd

Ozango

Angola

Rare earths

Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd

Gakara (Karonge)

Burundi

Rare earths

Pacific Wildcat Resources Corp.

Mrima Hill

Kenya

Rare earths

Tantalus Rare Earths AG

TRE

Madagascar

Rare earths

Lynas Corp.

Kangankunde

Malawi

Rare earths

Mkango Resources Ltd

Songwe Hill

Malawi

Rare earths

Namibia Rare Earths Inc.

Lofdal

Namibia

Rare earths

Galileo Resources Plc

Glenover

South Africa

Rare earths

Great Western Minerals Group

Steenkampskraal

South Africa

Rare earths

Frontiers Rare Earths Ltd

Zandkopsdrift

South Africa

Rare earths

Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd

Wigu Hill

Tanzania

Rare earths

Peak Resources Ltd

Ngualla

Tanzania

Rare earths/phosphate

Southern Crown Resources Ltd

Xiluvo

Mozambique

Silica sand

SamQuarz

SamQuarz

South Africa

Silica sand

Afrimat Ltd

Delf

South Africa

soda ash

Tata Chemicals’ Magadi Soda Ash

Lake Magadi

Kenya

Soda ash

Under tender

Lake Natron

Tanzania

Vanadium/graphite

Syrah Resources

Balama

Mozambique

Vermiculite

Palabora Mining Co.

Palabora

South Africa

Vermiculite

Gulf Industrials Ltd

Namekara

Uganda

Vermiculite

Samrec Vermiculite (Zimbabwe) (Pvt.) Ltd

Shawa

Zimbabwe

 

* Content for this table has been gathered by Industrial Minerals from internal and external sources, however no representation is made nor warranty given as to the completeness or accuracy of the material contained. Privately-owned projects may not be listed.