Gold mining in Huíla province, Angola due to begin in 2015

14 March 2014

Gold mining in the Limpopo area of the Jamba municipality in Angola’s Huíla province, is due to begin in 2015, the provincial director for Industry, Geology and Mining, Paula Joaquim said Thursday in the city of Lubango.

Joaquim said that Sonepa was coming to the end of its prospecting and that by the end of the year it would likely launch an experimental stage of exploration, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Joaquim also said that gold mining was part of an iron exploration project in Cassinga, which is why Sonepa is responsible for prospecting. Initial results point to quality gold in the area.

The provincial director said that there was another plan for gold exploration and other minerals in the same province, in the Chipindo municipality, where prospecting is going well.

Jamba municipality is located 315 kilometres east of Lubango and has an estimated population of 126,800. (macauhub)