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TITANIUM MINING IN KWALE COUNTY KENYA

TITANIUM MINING IN KWALE COUNTY KENYA.

TITANIUM MINING IN KWALE COUNTY KENYA.

Mineral superpowersEdit

A mineralogical superpower is a state that has a monopoly on a valuable mineral resource like copper, nickel, gold or phosphorus, to the extent that an energy superpower has over energy sources, such as oil, gas, coal, oil shale and uranium. Australia has the world's largest Uranium reserves at 22% and is the world's largest Coal exporter by short tonnes.

Chile is the world's leading copper producer (30%), but the USA, Peru, Zambia, Indonesia and the People's Republic Of China also have major reserves. 21 of the 28 largest copper mines in the world are not amenable to expansion. Many large copper mines will be exhausted between 2010 and 2015. The Sudbury region of Ontario, Canada, produces about 30% of the world's supply of nickel, while Russia contains about 40% of the world's known resources at the Norilsk deposit in Siberia. Other major producers are the French colony of New Caledonia, France it‘s self, Australia, Cuba, and Indonesia. Both New Caledonia, Indonesia and China have sizable untapped reserves. Australia is an major producer of nickel and copper as well as being the world's leading exporter of uranium (22%). Both China, South Africa, Russia and the USA are also major producer of gold.

A threat to end or the guarantee to supply these minerals could prove politically influential in the future, just like oil has done in the late 20th and in to the 21st century.

Mineral production mapsEdit

TungstenEdit

Tungsten mined in 2013

Worldwide amounts of Tungsten produced by country in 2012.

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Worldwide amounts of Tungsten produced by country in 2012.

ZincEdit

World Zinc Production 2006

World Zinc production in 2006.

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World Zinc production in 2006.

ManganeseEdit

World Manganese Production 2006

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World Manganese production, 2006.

IronEdit

World-Iron-Map2

World iron ore production, 2014.

World iron ore production, 2014.

GoldEdit

Map of gold production

Map of gold production, 2012.

Map of gold production, 2012.

LinksEdit

  1. Woomera Test Range
  2. 1970s energy crises
  3. Deutsches Institut für Normung
  4. Energy and resources
  5. European Union
  6. Oil shale
  7. Oil sand
  8. Manganese nodules
  9. Yom Kippur War
  10. Six-Day War
  11. Useful metals
  12. 1970s energy crises
  13. Energy and resources
  14. Energy industry
  15. Iranian Revolution
  16. Middle East
  17. Time line of Iraq
  18. 1970s energy crises
  19. Energy and resources
  20. Energy industry
  21. Iranian Revolution
  22. Middle East
  23. Minerals and fuel in central Africa
  24. Neftegorsk (Sakhalin Oblast) May 28, 1995, Earthquake
  25. Time line of Iraq
  26. Companies
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  28. Mineral mining, smelting, processing and shipping videos!
  29. Today's OTL types of economies, societies and regimes
  30. Mirny Diamond Mine
  31. Useful metals
  32. Energy and resources
  33. Energy industry
  34. Iranian Revolution
  35. Middle East
  36. Time line of Iraq
  37. Companies
  38. Ebbw Vale Steelworks
  39. Energy and resources
  40. Mineral mining, smelting and shipping videos
  41. Minerals and fuel in central Africa
  42. Woomera Test Range
  43. Energy and resources
  44. Mineral mining, smelting and shipping videos
  45. Nickel
  46. Useful metals
  47. Energy and resources
  48. Minerals and fuel in central Africa
  49. Useful metals
  50. Woomera Test Range
  51. 1970s energy crises
  52. Energy and resources
  53. Energy industry
  54. 1966 Aberfan disaster
  55. July 16, 1979, Church Rock, New Mexico, accidental release of radioactive mine tailings

SourcesEdit

  1. https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/nickel/mcs-2012-nicke.pdf
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_reserves
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_reserves
  4. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/copper/coppemcs04.pdf
  5. http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/copper/coppemcs06.pdf
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  8. http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/china-now-worlds-largest-gold/story.aspx?guid=%7B8C528CE8%2D0262%2D485D%2DACEB%2D2247D18282CB%7D
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