Recent Exploration and Mining for Gold in Kenya. Although Kenya has for a long time been known as the primary producer of non metallic minerals such as fluorspar, soda ash and a variety of valuable gemstones, resent gold exploration puts the country on the map of top gold producers in Africa. Quite a number of gold mining firms have been granted exploration licenses in the recent past and some of their finds point to a bright future as far as gold mining is concerned.
The remote regions of western Kenya near Lake Victoria are rich in gold ore. Most of the countrys artisanal and small scale gold mining activities are carried out in these rural areas, where mining and subsistence agriculture are the major ways of earning a living. planetGOLD project sites in Kenya.
Kenya has 17 identified mines listed in The Diggings. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Kenya mines are Gold , Manganese , and Thorium . At the time these mines were surveyed, 5 mines in Kenya were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill holeknown as an occurance mine. 1 Kenya has 5 prospect mines. 2 5 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records.
Mineral resources in Kenya include gold, iron ore, talc, soda ash, some rare earth minerals and gemstones. Gold is mostly restricted to the westernmost part of the country, while areas around Mobsasa host limestone, niobium, iron ore, gemstones and salt.
Although a number of local and international mining firms have been granted gold exploration licenses and have been operating in western Kenya, the countrys gold mining industry is still young and the gold rich areas of western Kenya remain largely under explored with thousands of artisanal and small scale miners.
April 29, 2021. Counties, Editor39;s Pick, Environment, Features, Kericho, News 0. A gold mine in Bureti Sub county, Kericho which has been in operation for the last eight years has pushed the area into the league of other gold mining regions existing in western Kenya. The approximately three acres mine located in Kenene village overlooking River Ewaret is abuzz with a hive of activities by residents and non residents hoping to strike it rich.
June 10, 2020
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