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Zambia: Mineral Industry Overview

Copper mining and refining were the predominant components of Zambia’s mineral industry. Zambia also was a significant producer of cobalt and semiprecious gemstones, such as amethyst, beryl, and emerald. In 2009, Zambia’s mines accounted for an…

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Sudan: Mineral Industry Overview

In Sudan, increased production of crude petroleum in recent years has substantially strengthened the mineral sector’s influence on the national economy. Sudan was not a globally significant producer or consumer of mineral commodities in 2009….

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Tunisia: Mineral Industry Overview

Tunisia was a significant producer of phosphate rock and phosphate-based fertilizer, which were the country’s main contribution to the world’s mineral commodities. Tunisia was the world’s fifth ranked producer of phosphate rock in 2009 and…