Iron Ore is mined in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, from open-cast operations, at the Khumani Iron Ore Mine, which is located near the town of Kathu, and Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine which is located outside the town of Postmasburg.
Mining historian, columnist, journalist and author Jade Davenport will coincide the launch of her book Digging Deep – A History of Mining in South Africa, with the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the International Cape Town Convention Centre from February 3 to 6.
Iron ore production in Africa is dominated by South Africa, Mauritania and Algeria; Zimbabwe and Morocco produce ore for use within the country. Many countries possess iron ore deposits that are as yet untapped/unmined.
Essay on The History of Iron Ore Mining in the Africa - 411 Words
Development of mining in Zambia was on the agenda of the first years of colonization. The British South Africa company in 1889 ceased to "extend the railway and telegraph network in the North to the Zambezi River, to promote the migration and colonization and trade and mining concessions" to develop.
SA seventh-largest iron-ore producer - Mining Weekly
South Africa's position as the number-three supplier of iron-ore to China emphasises the strategic importance of the iron-ore deposits in the country and its importance as a significant iron-ore contributor worldwide, says mineral adviser Venmyn Deloitte MD Andy Clay.