About 52 types of mineral resources that constitute a mineral target have been discovered.
Mineral targets studied from the geochemical anomaly to the level of the deposit.
Iron – Ore
Tin is still produced on a small-scale basis in Cameroon. The exploitation is effective in Mayo Darle with a production estimated at 6500 tons of cassiterite. Potential reserves of this ore are stretched over a surface area of 100 sq km. They have not been clearly identified. Small-scale gold mining Gold from Betare Oya Investing in Cameroun
Sapphire deposits were found in Mamfe in the South-West, and in four of the five divisions of the Adamawa. More than 5,000 artisanal miners exploit sapphire in the Djerem, Vina, Faro and Deo, and Mayo Banyo divisions.
A uranium deposit was discovered in the North region, at Poli. However, the real potential of Cameroon has not yet been estimated.
Deposits of stones used as construction and ornament materials cover three quarters of the Cameroonian territory. They include : marble, sandstone, limestone, quartz, dolerite, gneiss, diorite, gabbro, syenite, granite, etc.
|PRODUCTS OF 1ST PRIORITY||CENTRAL PRIORITIES||SECONDARY PRIORITIES|
|Aluminium sheets and strips||South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon.||Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria|
|Aluminium articles||Gabon, South Africa, CAR||Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, C.I., Gabon|
|Tubular glass Packaging||
|Soaps and detergents||African Proximity markets|
|Ciments Clinkers||Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire||Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Gabon.|
|Other iron bars||CAR, Gabon, Ghana||Tunisia, Kenya|
|Other pipes and tubes||South Africa, Zimbabwe, C. I.||Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco|
|Boxes and crates||Côte d’Ivoire, CAR, Gabon||Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco|
|PRODUCTS OF 2nd PRIORITY||CENTRAL PRIORITIES||
|Accumulators and batteries||
|Matches||Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, CAR, Gabon||South Africa, Kenya|
|Cigarettes||Côte d’Ivoire, CAR, Gabon||Morocco, CAR|
|other non-ferrous metals||
|Mineral water||Gabon, CAR, Côte d’Ivoire||South Africa, Morocco, Algeria|
|Animal serum, Vaccins||Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana||CAR, Morocco|
|Industrial Gases||Gabon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire|
|Agrochemicals||Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire||Gabon, Tunisia, Morocco|
|Other alcoholic beverages||Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Zimbabwe||Tunisia, Morocco|
As part of implementation of growth revival strategies, the Cameroon government clearly expressed its will in favour of increased development of the Cameroon mining industry as illustrated by the adoption of the Mining Code which is particularly exemplary.