A brief survey of mineral resources in Africa and notes on the mineral industry in Liberia
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Kromah, Fodee;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP);
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Africa has large and significant mineral resources . Exploration for minerals in most African countries is still in the embryonic stage and no doubt Africa’s share of minerals will in the future continues to grow. Africa possesses about 80 percent of total world. reserves of phosphate rock. 74 percent of chrome ore 89 percent metallurgical grade chromium, 40 percent of manganese ore, 19 percent uranium ore, 21 percent of bauxite, 8 percent of nickel ore, 75 percent of gold ore, 97 percent of diamonds, 10 percent crude oil and 7.6 percent natural gas.