10 Most Mineral-Rich Countries In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva
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Zambia – Copper

Zambia is home to somewhere between 65 percent to 77 percent of Africa’s copper supply, far and away the leading producer in Africa. With several prolific mines, the country is able to create jobs for its citizens while contributing to the nation’s overall gross domestic product. Being a good conductor of heat, copper is used mostly for electrical wiring in the building construction industries. It’s also alloyed with iron and other metals to make brass and bronze and it’s used to make cook ware.