Mining in Botswana
Mining in Botswana has, since the
1960s, steadily overtaken the agriculture
industry in its contribution to the nation’s GDP.
This, mainly as a result of the joint
effort between De Beers and the Botswana government
(the Debswana Diamond Company), which sees diamond
mining in Botswana produce 70% of the country’s
Copper, gold, nickel,
coal and soda
ash are traditionally-mined minerals; producing
smaller fractions of the total income derived by
mining in Botswana.
Currently, Mining IQ records over 65 projects concerning mining in Botswana. Each of these projects include information and details on mine owners, project engineers and project suppliers.
The Jwaneng Cut-8 Open Pit Expansion Project
The Jwaneng Cut-8 Open Pit
Expansion Project demonstrates the scale of diamond
mining in Botswana with an estimated value of ZAR20
billion – one of the largest mining projects in
sub-Saharan Africa. The mine is set to guarantee a
stable and reliable production until at least 2025
and eliminate over 700 million tons of waste by 2024.
MiningIQ keeps detailed databases
of such projects surrounding mining in Botswana –
from the grassroots phases, through to the dormancy
phases. This project is listed by MiningIQ to be in
its active (ongoing) phase.
Mining IQ has recently updated many projects relating to
uranium mining in Botswana. The majority of these listings are in the grassroots and
pre-feasibility phases and include projects such as the Ikongwe Project, the Lekobolo Project, the Shoshong Project and the Sua Project. These
listings help industry managers and professionals
involved with mining in Botswana keep up with the
latest developments, in this case, the growing trend
of uranium mining in Botswana.
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