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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Mining in Uganda
Author:Job, A.L.
Periodical:Uganda Journal (ISSN 0041-574X)
Geographic term:Uganda
Abstract:Deals with the history and economy of mining and prospecting in Uganda from its inception to the present day and attempts to forecast the future trend and to emphasize the value of mining to this country's economy. Figures show that mineral exports form an increasingly important part of the country's export trade. A table shows the role of minerals and of copper in particular. Producer of copper is Kilembe Mines Ltd. situated near Kasese. The Sukulu carbonite complex at Tororo is also a valuable mineralized area. Tin, wolfram and beryl mainly come from the southwest. Small scale mining of gold, tantalite, columbite, bismuth, litium and mica exists in western Uganda. Salt comes from Toro and Bunyoro. After this introductory note the author proceeds with the history of mining during the successive periods 1902-1939, 1939-1945, 1946-55, 1956-1965. This is followed by notes on salt, iron, tin, gold, wolfram, diamonds, beryl, phosphates and fertilisers, limestone, copper, other minerals, oil. Reference notes.