Urban Mining: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

Urban Mining: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

Urban Mining: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

Authors:  Marcela Mogilska, Mathias Schluep, Daniel Ott, Martin Lehman, Bas de Leeuw

Publication date: 2012

Abstract:

Africa is endowed with large deposits of mineral resources, including significant reserves of bauxite, chromite, diamonds, cobalt and platinum-group metals. With recent production start-ups of several mines in many African States, the continent continues to play a leading role in the global production of mineral resources. Indeed, mineral resources contribute significantly to merchandise exports in almost half of the 54 African countries.

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