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Deposits of a large range of minerals have been found in Malawi. Mining of coal, lime (for construction), gemstones (rubies and sapphires) and heavy mineral sands has been on a small scale. But an Australian company, Paladin Resources, is developing a large uranium mine at Kayelekera in the north, while some 28 million tonnes of bauxite lying under Mount Mulanje in the south is now thought to be viable for exploitation. Total reserves of the several known coalfields are estimated at 20 million tonnes.
Major quarrying activity in Malawi mainly consists of digging up limestone. Dolomite, artisanal salt, clay, sand and gravel, crushed stone used for aggregate and other stones (such as blue and black granite) are also produced.