The natural resources of Mali are abundant consisting of gold, uranium, phosphates, limestone, kaolin, salt, gypsum, and granite. Other than gold, no other mineral commodity was produced in huge quantities 2010. Mali also has several other unexploited natural resources such as iron ore, lead, copper, nickel, manganese, bauxite, rutile, silver, talc, titanium, niobium, palladium, lithium, thorium, chromium, zirconium, marble, tungsten, and tin.
Randgold Resources conducts the most number of exploration and mining activities in Mali. Almost 70% of the company’s gold production is from Mali. Randgold expects to produce 600,000 ounces of gold this year. The company claimed that the military coup earlier this year had not affected its functions.
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Who Runs Randgold Resources?
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