We facilitate mineral sourcing transactions for the following minerals:
Uganda is endowed with over 50 different types of minerals and it ranks among the countries in Africa with the biggest number of minerals although the potential for viable exploitation has not yet been established for most of the minerals. The country’s list of minerals resources include; Copper, Cobalt, Tin, Phosphates, Vermiculite, Diamond, Gold, Petroleum, Chronite, Magnetite, Uranium, Iron ore among others.
Minerals in Uganda
Copper is found in areas of Kilembe, where copper-cobalt sulphide mineralization occurs. Other areas with copper include Bobong in Karamoja region and Kampono and Kitaka in Mbarara District.
Gold is widely distributed in Uganda but has been worked in only a few areas of a few areas: Buhweju District and Kyamuhunga Bushenyi District, many localities in Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu Districts, Tira and Amonikakine in Busia district, and more recently in Kamalenge, Mubende District and many localities in Karamoja region.
Tin (cassiterite) These are seen in areas of Southwest Uganda in quartz-mica veins in contact with granitic bodies intruded into shales and sandstone host rocks of Karagwe-Ankole.
Limestone and Marble: Limestones derived from lime leached from calcareous tufa and from carbonate springs occur around an ancient shoreline of Lake George, Muhokya in Kasese district and Dura in Kamwenge district and true limestone at Hima in Kasese district.
This mineral is got from areas of Kampono, Kanyambogo and Kitaka in Kitomi Forest, Ibanda district and Kikagati.
There will be no lithium-ion battery industry without Coltan from the Great Lakes region of East Africa.
As the Li-ion battery market grows from 70 GWh last year to Benchmark’s estimated 170 GWh in 2020, “coltan demand will be high but won’t surpass supply.” Beyond 2020, Rawles predicts a deficit growing to 2023, then ending around 2024 or 2025.
The great lakes region of East Africa which includes countries like Uganda, Rwanda, DRC and Burundi account for over 70% of the world’s source of coltan.
This mineral which is the future of battery technology and which is a perfect material for making super alloy metals for use in everything from turbine blades to prosthetics, also has the most intricate supply chain.
A typical scheme will follow up to five supply chains starting in semi-mechanized or artisanal mines, for companies including tech giants.
Artisanal mines are usually informal mining operations run by individuals or community groups that are use little or no technology or machinery. They are notorious for using child labour and other rights abuses.
Our role is to help simplify this supply chain for end user and ensure supplies that are not conflicted and tarnished by allegations of rights abuses.
We facilitate supply from sources that follow the ITSCi Traceability and Due Diligence System, an international requirement designed to prevent illegal trade in minerals, particularly coltan, cassetirite, wolframite and gold from Eastern and Central Africa.
Uganda has 55 million metric tonnes of recoverable iron ore deposits valued at about Ushs 13 trillion according to the department of geology survey and mines.
Iron ore is found at Butare, Buhara, Muyembe and Nyamiyaga in Kabale district; Kashenyi, Kyanyamuzinda, Nyamiyaga, Kazogo and Kamena in Kisoro district
Iron ore occurs principally as two types of minerals i.e. hematite and magnetite. Hematite of high quality occurs at Butare, Kashenyi, Kyanyamuzinda and Kamena in Kisoro district with total resources in excess of 50 million tons which contains negligible sulphur, phosphorus and titanium. Hematite iron ore with a resource of 2 million tonnes occurs at Mugabuzi in Mbarara district; and also occurs at Nyaituma in Hoima district. Hematite iron ore of about 2 million tonnes has also been reported at Namugongo peninsula in Mayuge district.
Magnetite iron ore occurs in Bukusu (23 million tonnes has been estimated at Nakhupa), Nangalwe and Surumbusa and Namekhara in Manafwa district ( are estimated to contain 18 million tonnes), Sukulu in Tororo district (magnetic iron ore occurs in residual soils with phosphate resource of 45 million tonnes), Napak in Napak district and Toror in Kotido district all in Karamoja.
Mica occurs at Morulem in Abim district; Lunya in Mukono district; Omwodulum in Lira district and Paimol, Parobong, Kacharalum, Agili, Akwanga, Achumo, Kukor, Labwordwong, Namokora, Naam and Okora in Pader district.
Graphite occurs at Zeu in Nebbi district and Matidi and Acholibur in Kitgum district.
Kyanite occurs at Ihunga and Kamirambuzi hills in Rukungiri district and near Murchison falls in Masindi district.
Clay is found in areas of; Kajjansi in Wakiso district; Bugungu near Jinja in Mukono district; Buteraniro in Mbarara district; Butende; Kasukengo in Masaka district; Malawa in Tororo district and Butema in Hoima district.
Feldspar is commonly associated with pegmatites found in the Precambrian Basement. It occurs at Bulema in Kanungu district; Bugangari in Rukungiri district; Mutaka in Bushenyi district; Nyabakweri in Ntungamo district and Lunya in Mukono district.