450 pages | 14 B/W Illus.
Africa’s dire need to industrialize is universally acknowledged and it is evident that the continent’s vast mineral resources can catalyze that industrialization. This requires the promotion of local beneficiation and value addition of minerals to yield materials on which modern Africa’s industry and society can rely. This book is, therefore, about transforming Africa’s comparative advantages in minerals into the continent’s competitive edge regarding materials. Mineral beneficiation and value addition form the basis and provide opportunities for mineral-driven Africa’s industrialization. The scope of the book is three-fold with inter-connected relationships: Information, Technical, and Policy oriented.
It will be a useful reference material for mining undergraduate students on beneficiation and value addition of each of the minerals found in Africa. The book, while presenting a broad overview of beneficiation and value addition of Africa’s minerals, provides crucial starting material for postgraduate research students and R&D institutions who wish to delve into more advanced methods of extraction and utilization of mineral-derived materials that are in Africa for the purpose of industrialization of the continent.
1. Africa’s Mineral Resources; 2. Precious Metals; 3. Base Metals; 4. Precious Stones; 5. Semi-precious Stone; 6. Industrial Minerals; 7. Dimension Stones; 8. Energy Minerals; 9. Radio-active Materials; 10. Mineral-driven Africa’s Industrialization; 11. Science and Technology and Human Resources; 12. Mineral Economics Considerations; References