Find Mining expertise in Cameroon
Cameroon has no established industrial mining sector. Modest amounts of diamond and gold are produced from alluvial deposits by the country’s artisanal miners. Minerals which are a potential for industrial exploitation include bauxite, cobalt, gold from lode deposits, granite, iron ore, nepheline syenite, nickel and rutile. Alucam, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, smelts aluminium from bauxite imported from and mined in Guinea.
There are low amounts of aggregates quarried in Cameroon. The government is currently examining the aid given to the artisanal mining sector to quarry various building materials.
Most quarried products are imported as there is limited domestic quarrying activity. In 2013, cement was the most imported commodity – 1.26 million tons of cement purchased from abroad accounted for 16 per cent of the nation’s annual imports. National cement production stood at 1.7 million tons in 2013, but with the high demand for infrastructure materials, the need for cement is projected to be up to 8 million tons.
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