Angola’s Huíla province studies mining potential beyond gold, iron and granite

4 August 2010

Lubango, Angola, 4 Aug – The provincial director for Industry, Geology and Mining for Angola’s Huíla province said Tuesday that mining studies were underway to establish the minerals that exist in the province in order to allow them to be explored.

Paula Filomena Joaquim told Angolan news agency Angop that Huíla province had a vast array of minerals other than gold, iron and granite.

“The true potential of the province in terms of diamonds is still unknown, as is the case for other minerals, as we are awaiting implementation of the national plan for geological surveys, which will result in a survey of the minerals,” she said.

High quality black granite is quarried in Huíla province and this is the reason for investors making many proposals for its extraction.

Joaquim said that there were eight requests for granite quarrying, thus one of the requirements was the creation of industries to transform the various minerals.

In relation to gold prospecting she said that work had already begun in Jamba municipality, implemented by the Ferrangol company and its partners. (macauhub)