The United Republic of Tanzania, President's Office Regional Administration and Local Goverment, Mbeya Region

Investment in Mining

  • Mbeya region is within Proterozoic aged rock with a diversity of minerals including; marble, granite, limestone, pozzolana, sandstone, aggregates, salt, coal, carbon dioxide gas, gold, sand, pumice, clay, niobium, phosphate, and carbonate.

  • Mining Pits in Sintenga-Mlima Njiwa in Chunya

  • Cutting Granite for floor tiles production in Mbeya Region

  • Marmo Marble Mining in Mbeya

  • Marmo Marble Mining in Mbeya

Investment Opportunities in Mining

Mining: The situation  
Geologically, Mbeya region is within Proterozoic aged rock with a diversity of minerals. The minerals include: marble, granite, limestone, pozzolana, sandstone, aggregates, salt, coal, carbon dioxide gas, gold, sand, pumice, clay, niobium, phosphate, and carbonate. 

The region has 6 large and medium mining companies namely Shanta Gold Mining Ltd, Autrad Mining limited, Garland (T) Ltd in Chunya district, Marmo E. Granito Mines (T) Ltd), Mbeya Cement company Ltd in Mbeya district, TAZARA Kongolo Quarry in Mbarali district and Tanzania Oxygen Ltd (TOL) in Rungwe district.

Generally, most of the mining operations are undertaken by small-scale operators using rudimentary tools with little capital, skills and technology to utilize fully the available opportunities. The few large scale operating mining have not been able to utilise the available mining opportunities in the region.

Investment Opportunities in Mining
a) Mineral recognisance and exploration.
b) Coal mining in Rungwe, Kyela, Ileje, Chunya and Mbozi Districts.
c) Gold mining in Chunya District.
d) Mining technology and equipment.
e) Mining support services such as catering, mining equipment supply and maintenance, provision of medical services, transport services, e.g. air charter services
f) Mineral value-addition, especially in gold.
g) Research and development, e.g. geo-information services
h) Mining development for other minerals as shown in the appendix.