Ministry of Mining starts countrywide geo-mapping survey

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the government has embarked on a nationwide geo-mapping survey to establish mineral deposits

Mining Principal Secretary Ambassador Peter Kaberia says 15 different mineral types among them iron ore, limestone, and granite, have been discovered in Laikipia County.

In efforts to spur the contribution of the mining sector to the economy from the current 0.8% to 10% by the year 2030, the government has embarked on a nationwide geo-mapping survey to establish mineral deposits.

Speaking during the Laikipia Mineral Conference, Kaberia said having the actual picture of the minerals in the country will inform and guide the issuance of exploration licenses and allocation of mining rights

The preliminary report from the ongoing geo-mapping exercise has shown that Laikipia County has 15 different mineral types with Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi plans are underway to carry out feasibility to determine the commerciality of the deposits.

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