18 Mineral Targets Detected in Uganda

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Vincent Kedi, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Developments Country Focal Person for the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, says recent airborne geophysical surveys reveal 18 targets across Uganda that need further exploration.

Eighteen areas with potential of minerals in commercial quantities have been detected in Uganda.
 
Vincent Kedi, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development's Country Focal Person for the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, says recent airborne geophysical surveys reveal 18 targets across Uganda that need further exploration.
 
The target areas are Gabbro in Iganga, Zeu in Zombo District, Moroto, Kidera in South East Uganda, Naigobya, Bukusu, Karuma Falls area, Kitaka Buhweju, and Pakwach area in Nebbi District.
  
Other targets are Kaiso-Tonya in Bunyoro, Mayuge, Kafunzo, Makuutu, Hoima-Kafu, Kaliro, Aboke in Kole district, Buhara and Butogota in Kanungu district.
  
The minerals are nickel, gold, kimberlite, limestone, phosphate, iron ore, titanium, vermiculite, ree, diatomite, kaoline, bentonite clays, and uranium.
 
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Kedi says the government is looking for potential mineral exploration companies to carry out detailed study of the 18 sites.
  
Meanwhile the government has also set up a modern documentation centre at the Department of Geological Survey and Mines. The centre contains information, maps and data in mineral sector and hosts geological, environmental, seismological and laboratory data. 
 
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