Find Mining expertise in Rwanda
Mining’s contribution to Rwanda’s GDP has historically not been significant; however, the National Bank of Rwanda noted that in 2007 mining activities rose by 38.9%. Rwanda’s main mineral exports are ores processed to extract tin, coltan and tungsten. According to Rwanda’s Development Board (RDB), only about a quarter of potential output is being used. It has identified opportunities in quarries specifically useful for construction, and various precious stones, including gold and diamonds. Significant peat deposits in the southwest of the country are being exploited at an increasing rate. Peat can be used for electricity generation or processed into an alternative for firewood. Registered firms in the mining and mineral sector include Wolfram Bergbau, Metal Processing Association (MPA), Natural Resources Development Rwanda Ltd, Bay View Group, Sinotrade, Pyramid International, Rwanda Metals, Rwanda Allied Partners and Africa Tangsten.
Pakistan is incredibly rich in resources, particularly in dimension stone such as marble and slate. Marble is by far the leader in the industry, with production accounting for 78% and an estimated 166 billion tons in deposits. Found primarily in northern Pakistan, throughout the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, marble is a rich resource for the country and is found in various coveted shades, textures and patterns including gold marble. Most of the industry is focused on domestic consumption with a very small percentage exported. However, global exports have significantly increased since 2010, especially throughout Europe. Granite and limestone are other major quarried resources, but on a much smaller scale than marble.
|Mining and Minerals organisations in Rwanda|
|Metal Processing Association (MPA)||
|Ministry of Lands Enviornment, Forestry, Water & Mines||
|National Bank of Rwanda||
|Rwanda Allied Partners||
|Rwanda's Development Board (RDB)||