Find Mining expertise in Botswana

Mining started near Orapa in 1967 only a year after independence.

Mining dominates Botswana’s economy. Diamond mining, in particular, contributes around one-third of GDP, and Botswana is the world’s largest producer of quality gem diamonds. The company responsible for all diamond mining in the country is Debswana, a joint venture between the Government of Botswana and De Beers, which is 45% owned by mining conglomerate Anglo American. Other minerals extracted in Botswana include copper, nickel, soda ash, cobalt and coal.

EITI status

Botswana is not yet EITI compliant.

Mining and Minerals organisations in Botswana
African Copper Plc
Atlas Copco
Botswana Diamond Co. Ltd
De Beers
Dikoloti Nickel
DML Discovery Metals Ltd
Falconbridge Explorations
Gobe Exploration Co.
Gope Exploration Company (Pty) Ltd
Great Exploration
Hana Mining Ltd
Linyanti Explorations
Mawana Minerals
Moolman Mining
Morupule Colliery Ltd
Phoenix Mines
Sandvik Mining & Construction
Shashe Mines Ltd
Sigmor Mines Ltd
Tati Nickel Mining Co. Ltd
Terex Mining Botswana
Van Dyk's Deep Well Drilling
Weir Minerals Africa Ltd