Category Archives: Mining

Artisanal Mining in Uganda

‘to a large extent, informal mining is a poverty-driven activity’ [Regularizing Informal Mining: A Summary of the Proceedings of the International Roundtable on Artisanal Mining, 17–19 May 1995. Barry, M., ed (1996)] INTRODUCTION Artisanal mining in Uganda is mainly subsistence (hand to mouth) despite the fact that it employs more than 200,000 people in Uganda.…
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Mineral Resources in Uganda – Tin

Tin in Uganda is found in its ore known as cassiterite. It has a number of uses that include coating other metals to avoid rusting. It is used with lead to make solder and when it is mixed with copper it makes bronze. Tin was the first mineral to be mined in Uganda in 1927.…
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