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  • Socio – economic baseline survey for proposed mining of by …

     · Mrima Hill, from which mining of Niobium and other rare earth elements has been proposed, is found in Malamba Sub – Location, Dzombo Location, Lungalunga Division, Msambweni District …

  • Kenya''s nascent mining industry set for boom | Financial Times

    Mining minister seeks to build additional 10-20 mines in 15 years Base Titanium, Base Resources'' wholly-owned subsidiary that operates Kwale, has applied to undertake further exploration around ...

  • Mining of Rare Earths and Niobium in Mrima Hill, Kwale, Kenya | …

     · In April 2013, Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd (CMKL) was granted a 21 year Special Mining Licence for the Niobium and rare earths mining project in Mrima Hill. In August, The government of Kenya however through a press release revoked all mining licenses issued since January 2013 for a 60 day review period, on grounds that the licenses had been irregularly awarded.

  • Kenya wins Sh200bn Cortec mining licence dispute again

    The firms had been granted licence to mine niobium and rare earth minerals at Mrima Hills in Kwale County but it was later cancelled by the government, forcing Cortec to challenge the revocation. In 2018, the investor-state arbitral tribunal dismissed the case and ordered the companies to pay costs of around $3.5 million to the government, compared with the $6.5 million it was seeking.

  • Mining In Coastal Areas In Kenya

    Niobium mining in Kwale - Kenya Engineer. Mrima Hill area is the gazetted niobium well in Kenya. Cortec Mining Kenya (CMK) had secured a three-year extension for its rare earths and niobium minerals prospecting license in December 2011 in the area.CMK is 70 per cent owned by Canadian firm, Pacific Wildcat resources (PAW).

  • Mining firm to build Sh12.8bn factory

     · Source:BD Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd is set to build a factory in Mrima Hill in Kwale County for processing of niobium and other rare earths, bringing the Sh12.8 billion project closer to realization.The company, which was awarded a 21-year special mining licence in March, is seeking approval from environmental agencies to construct the plant.Niobium is …

  • Gazette committees to ensure mining benefits locals

    Ngei Kenya has a rich mining sector. With the amount of titanium in Kwale county, Oil in Turkana, Niobium at Mrima Hill and other minerals including gemstones, the country has huge deposits of natural resources to fund a significant portion of the national

  • TI Kenya

     · Kenya has a rich mining sector. With the amount of titanium in Kwale county, Oil in Turkana, Niobium at Mrima Hill and other minerals including gemstones, the country has huge deposits of natural resources to fund a significant portion of the national budget.

  • The Kenya Forum | MINING IN KENYA UNDER SCRUTINY AS …

     · CORTEC CLAIM RARE NIOBIUM FIND Cortec Kenya Ltd, a company linked with the exploration of rare earth minerals in the Mrima Hills in Kwale County, is one of the mining companies whose license has been revoked by the Mining Secretary.

  • Niobium mining in Kwale

     · Niobium mining in Kwale. Mrima Hill area is the gazetted niobium well in Kenya. Cortec Mining Kenya (CMK) had secured a three-year extension for its rare earths and niobium minerals prospecting license in December 2011 in the area.CMK is 70 per cent owned by Canadian firm, Pacific Wildcat resources (PAW). According to PAW, production of niobium ...

  • MINING IN KWALE COUNTY, WHERE IS THE COMMUNITY? | Sauti …

     · As far as large scale mining is concerned, generally Kenya and Kwale County specifically, are inexperienced hence the need to start on the right footing. Livelihoods, safety, post mining impacts and mitigation, and effective monitoring and evaluation; specifically occupation health and safety, need to be thoroughly thought through visa vis the economic gains (taxes, levies and royalties ...

  • Gazette committees to ensure mining benefits locals – …

    By Ngei Kenya has a rich mining sector. With the amount of titanium in Kwale county, Oil in Turkana, Niobium at Mrima Hill and other minerals including gemstones, the country has huge deposits of natural resources to fund a significant portion of the ...

  • Socio Economic Baseline Survey For Proposed Mining Of Niobium …

    Socio – Economic Baseline Survey For Proposed Mining Of Niobium And Rare Earth Elements At Mrima Hill, Kwale County. Humphrey Muriuki Njuki 1* Oddillia Nabwire Okoth 2 Simon Ndichu Kinyanjui 3 John Maingi Macharia 4 Joseph Ogwobo Wandera 5 2.

  • ENHANCING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND REVENUE SHARING AND MANAGEMENT IN KWALE …

    government, county governments, oil and gas and mining companies, civil society organizations, and host communities from Kwale County. The meeting commenced at 9.30 am with a word of prayer from Mr. Mohammed Ali from the Kwale Natural Resources

  • Carbonatite Rare Earth Elements Deposits | Geology for Investors

     · The government of Kenya revoked the mining license issued to Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd in March 2013, stopping further exploration and mine development. The license issue has not been resolved to date, but with rising global demand for niobium and REE, the Mrima Hill deposit remains one of the largest undeveloped niobium-REE deposits in the world.

  • Niobium – Acervo Lima

    Kenya ''s deposits in Kwale are in sixth place among the largest producers in the world. New niobium mines could be mined in the coming years. According to geological studies, potential viable extraction deposits were discovered in the regions of Elk Creek.

  • VOA

    The mining company Cortec reported finding a deposit of more than 600 kilograms of Niobium. The element is used in making steel and metal mixtures called superconducting alloys that allow electric currents to travel very easily.

  • Kenya: More Deposits of Rare Earth Mineral Are Found in Kwale …

     · In an earlier interview, Cortec Mining Kenya, which co-owns the mines with Pacific Wildcat Resources, MD David Anderson said a recovery rate of anything above …

  • Kenya: Exporters of raw minerals to pay higher royalties

     · Kenya has proven deposits of titanium in Kwale, gold in western Kenya and coal at Mui Basin in Kitui. It is also believed to hold significant deposits of copper, niobium, manganese and rare earth minerals which largely remain under-exploited, dwarfing the mining sector''s contribution to the national economic output.

  • INSIDE SWARA 2013 -3

    4 EAWLS NEWSLETTER JULY - SEPTEMBER 2013 T he proposed mining of Niobium at Mrima Hill Forest is a matter that has given the Kwale County Natural Resource Network (KCNRN) members some discomfort for some time now. Some of the network

  • COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KWALE

    Kwale has a competitive edge in terms of trade, industry, mining and tourism due to its strategic location and natural assets. As the fourth thematic development priority, the county government will create conducive investment environment through

  • Women''s Rights in The Mining Sector | Kwale Community Development Programme (KWACODEP)

    Kwale County, in the Kenyan coast, is among the regions endowed with rich minerals such as niobium and mineral sand deposits (titanium ores such as retile, ilmenite and zircon), uranium, silica sand to name but a few. The presence of minerals, though discovered ...

  • Kenya defeats US$2 million claim against mining investor

     · The claims in the case related to the alleged expropriation of a mining licence purportedly granted to the claimants in respect of niobium and rare earth deposits at Mrima Hill, a heavily protected area in Kwale County, Kenya.

  • Niobium | Mineral Monday – RocKeSci

     · There was national excitement when Kenyans heard that Cortec Kenya Mining had discovered niobium worth Sh. 51 Trillion in Kwale''s Mrima Hills. Isn''t that exciting? But what really do we know about niobium? Other than it is in Kenya? Niobium is a shiny steel ...

  • Kenya''s row with mineral firm to be decided by World Bank …

     · The row between Cortec Mining and Cabinet Secretary for Mining Mr Najib Balala over the Sh6.1trillion niobium deposits in Kwale is set to play out at the international stage

  • Mining Sector

    Mining Potentials. The mineral potential of sedimentary rocks of the Kenyan coast has been recognized since the turn of the last century. Silica sands for manufacture of glass are being exploited at Waa, Ramisi and Msambweni. But much more potential exists for its exploitation. Kwale County has potential for the exploitation of the following ...

  • Kenya revokes mining licences issued in Jan-May

     · Prospecting equipment at Mrima Hill niobium mining site in Kwale County. The government has suspended the Commissioner of Mines Moses Masibo …

  • A History of Kenya''s Mining – Mining &Minerals Kenya Blog

     · Ministry of mining integrated to Ministry of Mining and Petroleum and new CS appointed Early Oil Production Schedule (EOPS) conducted Kenya won case against Cortec Mining Kenya Limited, Cortec (pty) Limited and Stirling Capital Limited over the revocation of a mining license for niobium and rare earth minerals (worth Kshs. 6.24 trillion) in 2013.

  • KCNRN PROGRESS OVERVIEW | Sauti Ya Wakwale

     · On proposed mining of Niobium and Rare Earth minerals in Kaya Mrima forest, NEMA declined to issue a mining license as most of the issues raised by the CSOs in Kwale had not been addressed. The KCNRN successfully brought together communities living adjacent to Shimba Hills ecosystem, ILEG, KFS and KWS to openly discuss issues of Human Wildlife Conflicts, Poaching and …

  • Regulating Mining: A New Vision for Kenya? Kariuki Muigua

    Mrima Hill, in the coastal county of Kwale, has one of the top five rare earth deposits in the world. The area also has niobium deposits estimated to be worth $35 billion. 3 East African Community, Investment in Mining, available at https://

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