Iron reserves in Tanzania are located mainly in Liganga, Uluguru Mountains, Mbabala near Lake Tanganyika, Karema, Manyoro Gondite and Itewe. The Liganga iron ore mine holds the biggest iron resources in Tanzania with great proven reserves. Iron ore mining is in full swing in the recent years and is going to develop immensely in the upcoming years.


In 2020, Tanzania exported $2.45M in Manganese Ore, making it the 32nd largest exporter of Manganese Ore in the world. At the same year, Manganese Ore was the 99th most exported product in Tanzania. The main destination of Manganese Ore exports from Tanzania are: India, Indonesia and Singapore.Manganese is one of the most important minerals yet to be explored completely in this area.


Tanzania’s largest graphite deposits are located in the central and south-east regions of the country. Active graphite projects include Bunyu, Epanko, Nachu, and Lindi Jumbo. The high-grade, high-margin, large flake Lindi Graphite deposits is located in south-eastern Tanzania approximately 200km from the port of Mtwara, thus proving Tanzania highly suitable for graphite mining.


Tanzania produced roughly 14.2 thousand metric tons of copper in 2019. The output increased from 10 thousand metric tons in the previous year. During the period in study, copper production in the country reached its highest in 2016, at 17.4 thousand metric tons.


Tanzania is the 4th largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa, Ghana and Mali and is the world's sole producer of the precious stone Tanzanite. Gold production currently stands at roughly 40 tonnes a year, copper at 2980 tonnes, silver at 10 tonnes and diamond at 112,670 carats.