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Titanium in Africa

Titanium mining in Africa has been beset by environmental problems due to the polluting nature of processing rutile, a principal titanium ore. Titanium production in Africa includes the following principal countries and companies.



  • Tiomin Resources of Canada
    • Tiomin Kenya
    • Location: Eldoret; Kwale


Sierra Leone

  • Sierra Rutile of Ohio; since 1967
    • Location:Bonthe/Port Loko District; Tonkoli District
    • Branch Energy Ltd UK
    • Diamond Works Ltd
    • Executive Outcomes Ltd RSA
    • Sandline International Ltd
  • Sierra Leone Ore and Metal Company since 1963
    • Location: Mokanji Hills in the Southern Province
  • See: 1994 Mines and Minerals Act (Sierra Leone)

South Africa

  • BHP Billiton
  • Anglo American - Namakwa Sands mines
  • Richards Bay Minerals RBM
  • Kumba Resources - and subsidiary Ticor Limited
  • Southern Mining Corporation - Bothaville heavy mineral occurrence
  • Mineral Commodities Ltd of Australia Xolobeni mineral resource, Transkei Coast.
    • East London Development Zone Corporation (ELDZC) - associated smelting project

See also

References/External links

  • Don't Let Titanium Become The Curse Of Kwale; Opinion by Sam Wainaina, The East African (Nairobi), 18 January 2001
  • Titanium mining in Mozambique, from Afrol
  • Sierra Leone titanium mining overview from Project Underground
  • Mining in Sierra Leone, Encyclopedia of the Nations
  • MBendi - Republic of South Africa - Heavy Minerals Mining - page
  • MBendi - Africa - Heavy Minerals Mining - page

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