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Angola mining and mineral crusher

Angola mining crusher and Angola mineral crusher is the stone crusher or quarry crusher used in Angola mining industry for crushing and processing stone, rock, iron ore, ores materials etc. Angola mining equipments mainly include Angola stone crusher, Angola mining mill, feeders, screens, washing equipments etc.


Angola jaw crusher is the primary crushing eqipment applied widely in Angola mining industry such as iron ore mining, diamond mining, coal mining, gold ore mining etc.

Mining in Angola

Despite being disrupted by the ongoing civil conflict in Angola, the country's mining industry continues to provide the country with foreign earnings. Mining contributes 12% of Angola’s GDP (excluding the oil sector), of which diamonds are responsible for over 98% of the government's earnings.

Angola's main mineral products are oil and diamonds. However, prior to the outbreak of one of Africa's longest civil wars, Angola was an important producer of iron ore, gold and copper. In fact, prior to 1963, Angola's copper production ranked second after diamonds. Angola's diamond industry has come under the spotlight following the implementation of the Kimberley Process that was set up to deal with the issue of conflict diamonds. It is a widely accepted fact that Angola's ongoing civil war has been funded to a large extent by the trade of rough diamonds, especially by rebel group, UNITA. However, fresh optimism for peace exists in the country, following the death of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi early in 2002.

Base metal and gold potential exists, but has not been properly exploited due to the ongoing civil war, which hampers access to most of Angola. Without a doubt, Angola remains an extremely attractive target for the discovery and development of world class ore deposits.

Mining equipments used in Angola

Angola is rich in minerals, especially diamond and iron ore. Angola is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to diamonds and iron ore, Angola is also rich in several other mineral resources. These include manganese, copper, gold, phosphates, granite, marble, uranium, quartz, lead, zinc, wolfram, tin, fluorite, sulfur, feldspar, kaolin, mica, asphalt, gypsum, and talc.

Xuanshi stone crusher and grinding mill has been used in kimberlite mining, diamond crushing, iron ore dressing plant, copper crushing plant, manganese crushing plant, lead-zinc beneficiation plant, gypsum grinding plant, phosphates grinding plant etc. in Angola. Xuanshi Machinery is a major stone crusher and grinding mill manufacturer in China, Our crushing and grinding equipment has been exported to Angola for many years.

We can supply jaw crusher, impact crusher, cone crusher, mobile crusher, portable crusher, ball mill, Raymond mill, vertical mill, ultrafine mill, coarse powder mill, trapezium mill to the clients.

Iron Ore Mining in Angola

Iron ore deposits have been identified at Kassala-Kitungo and at Cassinga, however, production at Cassinga ceased as a result of low world prices and the destruction of the railway to the coast (Benguela port) during the civil war. The state iron ore company, Ferrangol, was established in 1981 to oversee government plans for the rehabilitation of the Cassinga mine. Rehabilitation work was largely completed by 1986, but mining did not resume pending rehabilitation of transportation systems. The deposits at Kassala-Kitungo are estimated to contain 100 million tons of low to medium grade (35 – 40% Fe) iron ore. Japanese investors have shown interest in the development of a direct reduced iron plant using Cassinga ore as a main stock feed.

Iron ore mining and production

Iron ore mine is widely distributed in Malanje, Bié, Huambo, and Huíla provinces in Angola, Most of the iron ore mined is was shipped to Japan, West Germany, and Britain and so on. Iron ore mining crusher includes iron ore jaw crusher, iron ore impact crusher, iron ore cone crusher, iron ore hydraulic crusher, iron ore mobile crusher etc. Xuanshi can supply iron ore crushing plant and iron powder grinding plant for the iron ore beneficiation plant.

Diamond Mining in Angola

Angola has extensive diamond reserves (estimated at 180 million carats), principally in the provinces of Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul in the central and northeastern parts of the country. To date, approximately 700 kimberlites have been located in the country. Most of the diamond rich kimberlites are located along a north east - south west trernd that extends in to neighbouring DRC. Diamond production generates over $650 million annually, although exact numbers are uncertain due to the amount of illegal diamond mining and smuggling. The diamond mining industry is a significant source for foreign revenue for the country.

In 2003, Angola sold between 5,3 Mct and 6 Mct worth of diamonds, at a value of about US$1 billion, through Sociedade de Comercializacao de Diamantes de Angola (Sodiam). Angola produced an estimated 5.5 million carats in 2002 (officially). Almost all of this production was from alluvial and kimberlite deposits in the Catoca, N'Zagi, and Lucapa regions. Developing projects that also produced include the Calonda, Mufuto, Luo and Cuango areas.

Most of the diamondiferous lands are located within territories controlled by rebel Unita forces. The war has resulted in a decline in outputs. Diamond smuggling will continue to remain a major problem until such time as the Government can gain control of rebel-held areas and impose a strict policy with stiff penalties imposed on violators in order to deter smuggling.

Kimberlite mining would be able to place more control on smuggling and production than the current alluvial methods. However, capital outlays for the development of a kimberlite mining operation are extensive. Only foreign investment can provide such capital, and only under an agreement with Endiama, the state owned diamond mining company.

Government approved the opening of Angola's second kimberlite mine, Camafuca, to SouthernEra in 2002. Development of Angola's third kimberlite Camatchia -Camagio was granted to a joint venture with similar equities as Sociedade Miniera de Catoca. Petra Diamonds in a joint vaneture with BHP Billiton is exploring the Alto Cuilo kimberlites in the Northwest of the country. During 2003, Petra Diamonds Ltd and its Angolan partners, Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola (Endiama)and Organizacoes Moyoweno, began drilling diamondiferous kimberlites on their Alto Cuilo diamond project in northeastern Angola.

Diamond mining and kimberlites production

Angola has extensive diamond reserves, principally in the provinces of Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul in the central and northeastern parts of the country. To date, approximately 700 kimberlites have been located in the country. Most of the diamond rich kimberlites are located along a north east - south west trernd that extends in to neighbouring DRC. The diamond mining industry is a significant source for foreign revenue for the country. Almost all of this production was from alluvial and kimberlite deposits in the Catoca, N'Zagi, and Lucapa regions. Developing projects that also produced include the Calonda, Mufuto, Luo and Cuango areas. Xuanshi will supply diamond mining crusher and kimberlites crusher for the clients.

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