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Mining
Malawi is naturally endowed with vast unexploited mineral resources. The following can be explored and extracted under mining sector:
  • Heavy mineral sands
  • Phosphates
  • Coal
  • Uranium
  • Base metals
  • Graphite
  • Platinum group of minerals

MINERAL DEPOSITS, RESERVES AND GRADE

DEPOSIT LOCATION DELIANATED RESERVES
(Million tonnes/grade)
Bauxite
Mulanje
28.8/43.9 %AL2O3
Corundum
Chimwadzulu-Ntcheu
8.0/75.6gm per m3
Graphite
Katengeza-Dowa
2.7/5.8%C
Limestone
Malowa Hill-Bwanje Chenkumbi-Balaka
15/48%CaO, 1.2% MgO 10/46.1% CaO, 3.5% MgO
Titanium Heavy Mineral Sands
Nkhotakota - Salima - Chipoka Mangochi Halala (Lake Chilwa)
700/5.6% HMS
680/6.0% HMS
15/6.0% HMS
Vermiculite
Feremu - Mwanza
2.5/4.9% (Med+Fine)
Coal
Mwabvi-Nsanje Ngana -Karonga
4.7/30% ash
15/21.2% ash
Phosphate
Tundulu -Phalombe
2.017/%P2O5
Pyrite
Chisepo-Dowa Malingunde-Lilongwe
34/8%S
10/12%S
Glass Sands
MchinjiDambos
1.6/97%SiO2
Dimension Stone
Chitipa, Mzimba, Mangochi, Mchinji
Black, blue,pink, green granite
Gemstones
Mzimba, Nsanje, Chitipa, Chikwawa, Rumphi, Ntcheu
Numerous pegmatites and volcanics
Source: Geological Surveys Department Bulletins and Reports
Private Companies Mineral Exploration Reports

PROPOSED PUBLIC PROJECTS ON MINING

FIRM/COMPANY AND CONTACT ADDRE PROPOSED PROJECTS AND VALUE CONTACT PERSONS/ MINISTRIES COLLABORATION
Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Environment
Private Bag 309
Lilongwe
Tel: 265 1 788 135/488
Fax : 265 1 789 689
Mining and Processing of Bauxite in Mulanje (Mulanje Mountain)
US$ 1.0 billion
Department of Energy (The Director)
Equity/Loan
Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Environment
Private Bag 309
Lilongwe
Tel: 265 1 788 135/488
Fax : 265 1 789 689
Hydro Power Generation (Kholombidzo Hydro Power – Higher) in the Southern Region
US$ 330 million
Department of Energy (The Director)
Equity/Loan
Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Environment
Private Bag 309
Lilongwe
Tel : 265 1 788 135/488
Fax : 265 1 789 689
Hydro (Kholombidzo Hydro Power – Lower) in the Southern Region
US$ 312 million
Department of Energy (The Director)
Equity/Loan
Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Environment
Private Bag 309
Lilongwe
Tel : 265 1 788 135/488
Fax : 265 1 789 689
Generation of Electricity (Rukuru Hydro Generation)
US$ 119 million
Department of Energy (The Director)
Equity/Loan

PROPOSED PRIVATE PROJECTS ON MINING

FIRM/COMPANY AND CONTACT ADDRE PROPOSED PROJECTS AND VALUE CONTACT PERSONS/ MINISTRIES COLLABORATION
Injena Petroleum Company Limited
P.O. Box 2240
Lilongwe
Tel : 265 1 756 034
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Petroleum fuel pipeline
US$ 500 million
and
Strategic fuel reserves
US$ 100 million
Mr. Robert Mbale (Chief Executive Officer)
BOT/PPP
Optichem Company Limited
P.O. Box 30055
Blantyre
Tel : (265) 1 870 754
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Manufacturing of Fertilizer using locally available phosphate deposits in Phalombe
US$ 50 million
Mr. Paul Altwood (Managing Director)
Equity/Loan
Bwanje Cement Manufacturing
P.O. Box Deco Limited
Lilongwe
Manufactuing of Cement utilizing high-grade limestone available in Bwanje
US$ 30 million
Mr. Dean Lungu
(Managing Director)
Equity/Loan
Crown Mineral
P.O. Box 255
Lilongwe
Mining of Heavy Mineral Sands in Nsanje
US$ 22 million
Mr. Magecha (Managing Director)
Loan and / or Equity