Find Mining expertise in Swaziland
Mining activity contributes less than 0.5% of Swaziland’s GDP (2007), and is largely confined to one coal mine at Maloma in the south-east of the country and quarrying stone for use in construction. The mine is owned by Xstrata South Africa, a subsidiary of a Swiss company. Other minerals present in Swaziland include iron ore (production of which ceased in 1975), diamonds (the Dvokolwako mine closed in 1997) and asbestos (extraction ceased in the early 2000s).
Quarrying in Swaziland is not a major contributor to the country’s gross domestic product. Kaolin and silica are extracted primarily for domestic use. Stone extraction, estimated at 300,000 tons per year, depends on local demand on a yearly basis. The market demand is not expected to change in the near future.
|Mining and Minerals organisations in Swaziland|
|Dokolwako Diamond Mine (Pty) Ltd||
|Xstrata South Africa||