Mining Business Opportunities in Tanzania
Mining in Tanzania includes metals (gold, iron ore, nickel, copper, cobalt, silver), industrial minerals (diamonds, tanzanite, ruby, garnet, limestone, soda ash, gypsum, salt, phosphate, gravel, sand, dimension stones and lately graphite), and fuel minerals (coal, uranium).
Facts and Figures
• Tanzania’s mining industry was envisaged to
double in value to $1.28bn from $0.64bn between
2010 and 2015 [study by Business Monitor
• Tanzania ‘s gold production currently stands at ~40
tons a year.
• Base metals found in a belt running from Kagera
through Kigoma to Mbeya, Ruvuma and Mtwara
• Gemstones are found in eastern and western belts
running from Kenya border in the northern part to
Mozambique in the south and Mbeya and Rukwa
regions. They include apatite and tanzanite which
is 1000 rarer than diamonds.