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More discoveries in Tanzania: more Gold deposits and New specie of chameleon

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by paesulta, Nov 25, 2009.

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    paesulta JF-Expert Member

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    AllAfrica news reports that: Tanzania could become the biggest gold producing country in Africa following new discoveries of gold in the most unlikely areas of Lindi and Nachingwea districts in the south of the country. This will be the first gold mining venture (Mkuvia Gold Project) to be located in southern Tanzania. Most gold mining is happening in the Lake Victoria zone, Mbeya and Rukwa region, but the south wasn't until now regarded as a potentially gold bearing zone. Tanzania has become one of the fastest-emerging gold producers in Africa, and is now the continent's third-largest gold-producing country after South Africa and Ghana. Annual production of gold has increased from around 43.2 tonnes in 2002 to about 48.0 tonnes in 2003. Based on ongoing projects and developing mines, Tanzania's estimated gold reserves have been calculated at a conservative total that is in excess of 36 M oz (1000 t). Read more about this discovery on

    another Discovery is made on new species of chameleon.....
    In one of the protected areas of Tanzania, the Magombera Forest (Lushoto, Tanga, Tanzania), a team of scientists have discovered a new species of Chameleon which they named Kinyonga magomberae (the Magombera chameleon). Dr Andrew Marshall, from the Environment Department at the University of York, first spotted the animal while surveying monkeys in the Magombera Forest when he disturbed a twig snake eating one. The specimen was collected, tested and compared to two others found by scientists in the same area and has now been named Kinyongia magomberae (the Magombera chameleon) in research published in the African Journal of Herpetology. Read more about this discovery on the