Mozambique Mining Industry: Africa Great Wall to extract ilmenite

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The Africa Great Walling Mining Development Company (AGWMDC), one of Jinan Yuxiao Group’s affiliates, will shortly begin mining ilmenite, rutile and zircon on Mozambique’s coast. Five million tons of heavy sand deposits are spread over the sites of Inhassunge, Chinde and Nicoadala in Zambezi province and cover 240 sq.km. in all.

The firm has already invested $30 million in the project and commissioned the Maputo-based firm RMS-Consultores to carry out an environment impact study. The decision to start actual mining followed an analysis of samples in China after exploration began a year ago.

For some years Dublin-based Kenmare Resources has been operating a titanium mine at Moma on the north east coast of Mozambique, which also contains ilmenite, rutile and zircon.

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