10 Most Mineral-Rich Countries In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva
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Democratic Republic of Congo – Diamonds, Copper

The Democratic Republic of Congo is estimated to have more than $24 trillion worth of untapped raw mineral ore deposits, but even so it remains one of the greatest producers of diamonds (34 percent) and copper (13 percent) in Africa. However, the DRC continues to suffer from corruption and crime, and has been forced to shut down many mining operations to curb illegal activity.