10 Most Mineral-Rich Countries In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva
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South Africa – Diamonds, Gold, Aluminum, Copper, Platinum, Coal

South Africa has been the richest economy on the continent, in large part thanks to its enormous mining industry. While diamonds and gold constituted the largest portion of South Africa’s initial mining interests, the discovery of many other minerals allowed the country to diversify its investments. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium, and vermiculite, and the second-largest producer of ilmenite, palladium, rutile, and zirconium.