Mining

Geita

The mining sector in Tanzania is extremely important as it accounts for a significant share of the country’s export revenues. The governments plan is to have this sector contribute 10% of GDP by 2025. Geita is one of the gold-richest regions in Tanzania, possessing substantial deposits, minimally exploited by large scale and small scale miners. The area under mining exploitation include Geita district where gold is within green stone belt. The region has the potential for more mining by both small and large scale miners. Investment into further exploration for gold is worthwhile. Apart from gold the region is also endowed with abundant building materials which include all forms of rocks, stones, gravel, sand, clay and soil.

Mwanza

The mining sector in Tanzania is extremely important as it accounts for a significant share of the country’s export revenues. The governments plan is to have this sector contribute 10% of GDP by 2025. The main mineral mined in Mwanza are gold and diamond in Misungwi district and construction materials. Opportunities exist in establishing refinery industries for mineral processing and hiring/selling equipments for large and small scale miners.

Simiyu
Proposed products 
Mining of salt at Lukole village and nickel at Dutwa in Meatu and Bariadi districts respectively.
 
Potential Target areas 
At Lukole village for those interested in salt processing and at Dutwa for nickel production in Meatu and Bariadi districts respectively.
 
Opportunities
Construction of modern storage facilities both for at nickel and salt mining sites. The use of modern technology in extraction, processing, mixing of iodine for salt and labeling is essential etc.
 
Type of Investor recommended
Medium scale foreign and Local investors who have appropriate technology to exploit the resources. In addition, groups of small-scale miners who can jointly afford the required capital and technology should be given priority especially in the salt mining.
Mara

The region has the potential for more mining by both small and large scale miners. Investment into further exploration for gold is worthwhile. There are mining activities for gold, ochre and building materials in Musoma at Ekungu, Seka and Kigera (gold) and Murangi where both gold and ochre are found. Thus investments are needed in providing mining machinery for hire and mineral processing and supply of mining services such as drilling, laboratory services, or smelting/ refining and exploration of new areas with minerals e.g. airborne geophysical surveys.

Shinyanga

The mining sector in Tanzania is extremely important as it accounts for a significant share of the country’s export revenues. The governments plan is to have this sector contribute 10% of GDP by 2025. The importance of Shinyanga is largely due to its mineral resources endowment. The region attracts a large flow of Foreign Direct Investment, mainly in the mining of gold and diamonds in Kahama and Kishapu districts and partly Shinyanga town. The mineral rich area in Kishapu is approximately 0.9% of the district total land. There are both large scale and small scale mining activities in the districts. The presence of small and medium scale mining favor the establishment of mineral processing industries and is the potential economic opportunity for minerals in the region.