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Mining:very important in:South Africa,Libya,Nigeria,Algeria and Zambia.

The main minerals:gold,diamond,coal,copper,iron,manganese,uranium,petroleum,tin phosphates.

In south Africa:gold is mined:Witwatersrand region.



In Zaire Basin:copper and uranium is mined from :its Katanga region

                 Diamonds:Kasai valley

    important copper-producing centres:Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Large reserves of petroleum are in:the Sahara,Algeria,Libya,Nigeria and Egypt.

Africa prduces nearly:three-quarters of the world's cobalt

                                more than two fifths of its vanadium

                                 and about a third of its chromite, manganese and platinum.

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