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Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals
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Easr Africa's minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements, the report says. PHOTO | TEA GRAPHIC

In Summary

  • Region said to have a multitude of minerals that have not been fully exploited.


The discovery of helium in Rukwa, south-western Tanzania, has shifted global attention to East Africa’s vast mineral resources.

“East Africa is one of the continent’s next mining frontiers, hosting a multitude of minerals and will offer significant volume growth to investors in the next decade,” Deutsche Bank said.

“Miners have cut capital expenditure drastically as commodity prices have tumbled since the 2008 peak. The world will need new mines by 2025, including around 500 kilotonnes of copper, or more, each year,” the German bank added.

In a report titled Africa: The Next Frontier, Deutsche Bank said that despite massive deposits, the minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements.

The draft East Africa Mineral Inventory Findings report at the EAC Secretariat shows that mining contributes about 2.3 per cent of the region’s GDP.

“It has great potential for employment opportunities and spearheading forward and backward linkage of the region’s economy. EAC’s mineral exploration and development is backed by various instruments,’’ the report says.

READ: Tanzania may start Helium production in 2021

ALSO READ: Vast helium deposit found in Tanzania's Rift Valley

The instruments include a treaty establishing the EAC Protocol on Environment and Natural Resources Management, which covers exploitation of mineral resources, and the Industrialisation Policy on the use of natural resources.

According to the Ministry of Mining and the Inventory report, Kenya has gold, soda ash, feldspar, limestone, gypsum, gemstones, marble, granite, carbon dioxide and fluorspar.

The country also has Baringo ruby, diatomite, chromite, copper, vermiculite, iron ore, pozzolana, limestone, magnetite, manganese, barytes, graphite, titanium, silica sand, niobium and rare earth elements.


Tanzania has diamonds, gold, gemstones, nickel, cobalt, copper, soda ash, phosphates, mica, gypsum, limestone, graphite and quartz.

The country also has vermiculite, which has wide range of applications in ceramics, pottery, brick making, tile making and glass manufacture. Other minerals are coal, kaolin, corundum, niobium, uranium and titanium.

KPMG Africa Ltd said the mining sector contributed about 3.2 per cent to Tanzania’s GDP in 2012; the government aims to grow it to 10 per cent by 2025.

“In the government’s estimates, about 90 per cent of Tanzania’s minerals — including gold, diamonds and gemstones — are yet to be exploited. The country has been a producer of gold and diamonds,” said KPMG in its report titled Africa Mining Tomorrow - Outlook Towards 2020.

Tanzania is Africa’s fourth largest producer of gold, with Acacia Mining Plc, Shanta Gold Ltd and Petra Diamonds Ltd among the main mine operators.

Information from Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development shows that the country has gold, copper, cobalt, tin, iron ore, tungsten, beryllium, limestone, phosphates, salt, clays, feldspar, diatomite, silica sand with construction materials such as granites and gneisses.

Rwanda plans to increase revenues from mineral exports to $400 million by 2017. The country’s minerals include cassiterite (tin ore), coltan, wolfram (tungsten ore), gold, nickel with precious stones such as amphibilite and quartzite.

Mining State Minister Evode Imena said Rwanda earned about $226 million in 2013, $206 million in 2014, $150 million in 2015 from mineral exports; the decline has been due to a drop in commodity prices.

Burundi’s political instability has adversely affected the country’s economy, as well as disrupted the mining of gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum.

Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals

For those making noises in here Kenya has no minerals, ask Uhuru who benefits from Lake baringo ruby or titanium from Kwale ?

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Tanzania kazi kubwa tuliyo nayo
Nikuamua tu
 
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No country lacks alluvial gold and diamonds, oil, etc, it is the amount that determines it's commercial viability. And there is a reason as to why minerals account for 1% of Kenya's gdp, the vast of it being from soda ash. Most of those minerals are in negligible amounts.
 
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Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals
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Easr Africa's minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements, the report says. PHOTO | TEA GRAPHIC

In Summary

  • Region said to have a multitude of minerals that have not been fully exploited.


The discovery of helium in Rukwa, south-western Tanzania, has shifted global attention to East Africa’s vast mineral resources.

“East Africa is one of the continent’s next mining frontiers, hosting a multitude of minerals and will offer significant volume growth to investors in the next decade,” Deutsche Bank said.

“Miners have cut capital expenditure drastically as commodity prices have tumbled since the 2008 peak. The world will need new mines by 2025, including around 500 kilotonnes of copper, or more, each year,” the German bank added.

In a report titled Africa: The Next Frontier, Deutsche Bank said that despite massive deposits, the minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements.

The draft East Africa Mineral Inventory Findings report at the EAC Secretariat shows that mining contributes about 2.3 per cent of the region’s GDP.

“It has great potential for employment opportunities and spearheading forward and backward linkage of the region’s economy. EAC’s mineral exploration and development is backed by various instruments,’’ the report says.

READ: Tanzania may start Helium production in 2021

ALSO READ: Vast helium deposit found in Tanzania's Rift Valley

The instruments include a treaty establishing the EAC Protocol on Environment and Natural Resources Management, which covers exploitation of mineral resources, and the Industrialisation Policy on the use of natural resources.

According to the Ministry of Mining and the Inventory report, Kenya has gold, soda ash, feldspar, limestone, gypsum, gemstones, marble, granite, carbon dioxide and fluorspar.

The country also has Baringo ruby, diatomite, chromite, copper, vermiculite, iron ore, pozzolana, limestone, magnetite, manganese, barytes, graphite, titanium, silica sand, niobium and rare earth elements.


Tanzania has diamonds, gold, gemstones, nickel, cobalt, copper, soda ash, phosphates, mica, gypsum, limestone, graphite and quartz.

The country also has vermiculite, which has wide range of applications in ceramics, pottery, brick making, tile making and glass manufacture. Other minerals are coal, kaolin, corundum, niobium, uranium and titanium.

KPMG Africa Ltd said the mining sector contributed about 3.2 per cent to Tanzania’s GDP in 2012; the government aims to grow it to 10 per cent by 2025.

“In the government’s estimates, about 90 per cent of Tanzania’s minerals — including gold, diamonds and gemstones — are yet to be exploited. The country has been a producer of gold and diamonds,” said KPMG in its report titled Africa Mining Tomorrow - Outlook Towards 2020.

Tanzania is Africa’s fourth largest producer of gold, with Acacia Mining Plc, Shanta Gold Ltd and Petra Diamonds Ltd among the main mine operators.

Information from Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development shows that the country has gold, copper, cobalt, tin, iron ore, tungsten, beryllium, limestone, phosphates, salt, clays, feldspar, diatomite, silica sand with construction materials such as granites and gneisses.

Rwanda plans to increase revenues from mineral exports to $400 million by 2017. The country’s minerals include cassiterite (tin ore), coltan, wolfram (tungsten ore), gold, nickel with precious stones such as amphibilite and quartzite.

Mining State Minister Evode Imena said Rwanda earned about $226 million in 2013, $206 million in 2014, $150 million in 2015 from mineral exports; the decline has been due to a drop in commodity prices.

Burundi’s political instability has adversely affected the country’s economy, as well as disrupted the mining of gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum.

Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals

For those making noises in here Kenya has no minerals, ask Uhuru who benefits from Lake baringo ruby or titanium from Kwale ?

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The have to be economically viable, Geza Ulole. Our minerals are in very small quantities, so small, most investors, including the govt think it not worth their while to invest in them. That is a well known fact.
And most of these are minerals that were discovered just recently, together with oil and titanium.
 
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No country lacks alluvial gold and diamonds, oil, etc, it is the amount that determines it's commercial viability. And there is a reason as to why minerals account for 1% of Kenya's gdp, the vast of it being from soda ash. Most of those minerals are in negligible amounts.
seriously? so u agree with me my argument before that Nationmedia writes propaganda as exaggeration is usual used in trying to attract investment!
 
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u expected a disagreement??? pathetic kalale... we agree with you we all agree with u geza
 
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seriously? so u agree with me my argument before that Nationmedia writes propaganda as exaggeration is usual used in trying to attract investment!
So you've brought up that old argument to a new thread. For a nationmedia critic you seem to be an avid reader of their articles.

They've largely talked about Tanzanian minerals, and even expounded on Rwandan and burundian minerals yet the Kenyan ones were just mentioned as a matter of fact. Hii ni kwa sababu mingi zipo but not in economically viable quantities.
 
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So you've brought up that old argument to a new thread. For a nationmedia critic you seem to be an avid reader of their articles.

They've largely talked about Tanzanian minerals, and even expounded on Rwandan and burundian minerals yet the Kenyan ones were just mentioned as a matter of fact. Hii ni kwa sababu mingi zipo but not in economically viable quantities.
What have u done with those little minerals that u have?
 
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Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals
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Easr Africa's minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements, the report says. PHOTO | TEA GRAPHIC

In Summary

  • Region said to have a multitude of minerals that have not been fully exploited.


The discovery of helium in Rukwa, south-western Tanzania, has shifted global attention to East Africa’s vast mineral resources.

“East Africa is one of the continent’s next mining frontiers, hosting a multitude of minerals and will offer significant volume growth to investors in the next decade,” Deutsche Bank said.

“Miners have cut capital expenditure drastically as commodity prices have tumbled since the 2008 peak. The world will need new mines by 2025, including around 500 kilotonnes of copper, or more, each year,” the German bank added.

In a report titled Africa: The Next Frontier, Deutsche Bank said that despite massive deposits, the minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements.

The draft East Africa Mineral Inventory Findings report at the EAC Secretariat shows that mining contributes about 2.3 per cent of the region’s GDP.

“It has great potential for employment opportunities and spearheading forward and backward linkage of the region’s economy. EAC’s mineral exploration and development is backed by various instruments,’’ the report says.

READ: Tanzania may start Helium production in 2021

ALSO READ: Vast helium deposit found in Tanzania's Rift Valley

The instruments include a treaty establishing the EAC Protocol on Environment and Natural Resources Management, which covers exploitation of mineral resources, and the Industrialisation Policy on the use of natural resources.

According to the Ministry of Mining and the Inventory report, Kenya has gold, soda ash, feldspar, limestone, gypsum, gemstones, marble, granite, carbon dioxide and fluorspar.

The country also has Baringo ruby, diatomite, chromite, copper, vermiculite, iron ore, pozzolana, limestone, magnetite, manganese, barytes, graphite, titanium, silica sand, niobium and rare earth elements.


Tanzania has diamonds, gold, gemstones, nickel, cobalt, copper, soda ash, phosphates, mica, gypsum, limestone, graphite and quartz.

The country also has vermiculite, which has wide range of applications in ceramics, pottery, brick making, tile making and glass manufacture. Other minerals are coal, kaolin, corundum, niobium, uranium and titanium.

KPMG Africa Ltd said the mining sector contributed about 3.2 per cent to Tanzania’s GDP in 2012; the government aims to grow it to 10 per cent by 2025.

“In the government’s estimates, about 90 per cent of Tanzania’s minerals — including gold, diamonds and gemstones — are yet to be exploited. The country has been a producer of gold and diamonds,” said KPMG in its report titled Africa Mining Tomorrow - Outlook Towards 2020.

Tanzania is Africa’s fourth largest producer of gold, with Acacia Mining Plc, Shanta Gold Ltd and Petra Diamonds Ltd among the main mine operators.

Information from Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development shows that the country has gold, copper, cobalt, tin, iron ore, tungsten, beryllium, limestone, phosphates, salt, clays, feldspar, diatomite, silica sand with construction materials such as granites and gneisses.

Rwanda plans to increase revenues from mineral exports to $400 million by 2017. The country’s minerals include cassiterite (tin ore), coltan, wolfram (tungsten ore), gold, nickel with precious stones such as amphibilite and quartzite.

Mining State Minister Evode Imena said Rwanda earned about $226 million in 2013, $206 million in 2014, $150 million in 2015 from mineral exports; the decline has been due to a drop in commodity prices.

Burundi’s political instability has adversely affected the country’s economy, as well as disrupted the mining of gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum.

Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals

For those making noises in here Kenya has no minerals, ask Uhuru who benefits from Lake baringo ruby or titanium from Kwale ?

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Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals
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Easr Africa's minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements, the report says. PHOTO | TEA GRAPHIC

In Summary

  • Region said to have a multitude of minerals that have not been fully exploited.


The discovery of helium in Rukwa, south-western Tanzania, has shifted global attention to East Africa’s vast mineral resources.

“East Africa is one of the continent’s next mining frontiers, hosting a multitude of minerals and will offer significant volume growth to investors in the next decade,” Deutsche Bank said.

“Miners have cut capital expenditure drastically as commodity prices have tumbled since the 2008 peak. The world will need new mines by 2025, including around 500 kilotonnes of copper, or more, each year,” the German bank added.

In a report titled Africa: The Next Frontier, Deutsche Bank said that despite massive deposits, the minerals have not been fully exploited due to high infrastructure needs and mining input requirements.

The draft East Africa Mineral Inventory Findings report at the EAC Secretariat shows that mining contributes about 2.3 per cent of the region’s GDP.

“It has great potential for employment opportunities and spearheading forward and backward linkage of the region’s economy. EAC’s mineral exploration and development is backed by various instruments,’’ the report says.

READ: Tanzania may start Helium production in 2021

ALSO READ: Vast helium deposit found in Tanzania's Rift Valley

The instruments include a treaty establishing the EAC Protocol on Environment and Natural Resources Management, which covers exploitation of mineral resources, and the Industrialisation Policy on the use of natural resources.

According to the Ministry of Mining and the Inventory report, Kenya has gold, soda ash, feldspar, limestone, gypsum, gemstones, marble, granite, carbon dioxide and fluorspar.

The country also has Baringo ruby, diatomite, chromite, copper, vermiculite, iron ore, pozzolana, limestone, magnetite, manganese, barytes, graphite, titanium, silica sand, niobium and rare earth elements.


Tanzania has diamonds, gold, gemstones, nickel, cobalt, copper, soda ash, phosphates, mica, gypsum, limestone, graphite and quartz.

The country also has vermiculite, which has wide range of applications in ceramics, pottery, brick making, tile making and glass manufacture. Other minerals are coal, kaolin, corundum, niobium, uranium and titanium.

KPMG Africa Ltd said the mining sector contributed about 3.2 per cent to Tanzania’s GDP in 2012; the government aims to grow it to 10 per cent by 2025.

“In the government’s estimates, about 90 per cent of Tanzania’s minerals — including gold, diamonds and gemstones — are yet to be exploited. The country has been a producer of gold and diamonds,” said KPMG in its report titled Africa Mining Tomorrow - Outlook Towards 2020.

Tanzania is Africa’s fourth largest producer of gold, with Acacia Mining Plc, Shanta Gold Ltd and Petra Diamonds Ltd among the main mine operators.

Information from Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development shows that the country has gold, copper, cobalt, tin, iron ore, tungsten, beryllium, limestone, phosphates, salt, clays, feldspar, diatomite, silica sand with construction materials such as granites and gneisses.

Rwanda plans to increase revenues from mineral exports to $400 million by 2017. The country’s minerals include cassiterite (tin ore), coltan, wolfram (tungsten ore), gold, nickel with precious stones such as amphibilite and quartzite.

Mining State Minister Evode Imena said Rwanda earned about $226 million in 2013, $206 million in 2014, $150 million in 2015 from mineral exports; the decline has been due to a drop in commodity prices.

Burundi’s political instability has adversely affected the country’s economy, as well as disrupted the mining of gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum.

Helium discovery draws attention to EA minerals

For those making noises in here Kenya has no minerals, ask Uhuru who benefits from Lake baringo ruby or titanium from Kwale ?

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Where is Tanzanite do you have this in Kenya? Rubby is everywhere in Tanzania Iron Ore e.t.c
 
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Where is Tanzanite do you have this in Kenya? Rubby is everywhere in Tanzania Iron Ore e.t.c
You don't deserve that username.Maybe you should call yourself Zinjathropus,you think like one!
 
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What have u done with those little minerals that u have?
They are not in ECONOMICALLY VIABLE QUANTITIES! Huwezi tumia billioni kumi kufukua madini worth billioni nane, doesn't make any economic sense.

Kwa vile ni maswali sasa mmefanyia nini your vast mineral wealth?
 
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Geza, I would love to meet you....I will be back in TZ around Nov for holiday, I need to have a drink with you!
 
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Geza, I would love to meet you....I will be back in TZ around Nov for holiday, I need to have a drink with you!
hahah i am not in Dar but we can arrange that! Ila usirushe ngumi na usije na camera wala usitake kunijua jina langu nina black belt, upo tayari?....:p
 
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Deal,I will send you a PM once my travel plans have been firmed up
 
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