List of Mines in Botswana

List of Mines in Botswana

What is Mines?

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef, or placer deposit.

List of Mines in Botswana

Damtshaa diamond mine

Jwaneng diamond mine

Letlhakane diamond mine

Lerala diamond mine

Karowe diamond mine

Orapa diamond mine


Golden Eagle Mine

Mopane Mine

Frequently Asked Questions

How many mines are there in Botswana?

Our mining in Botswana database currently lists: 35 diamond projects. 16 coal projects. 4 uranium projects.

How many mining companies are in Botswana?

There are profiles of 26 companies including the country’s largest diamond producer and largest private sector employer Debswana, and Botswana Ash, the only producer of soda ash and salt.

Where is gold mined in Botswana?

The Tati Greenstone Belt (TGB) hosts numerous small scale nickel and gold deposits.

What mines are in Botswana?

Other mined minerals include nickel-copper, coal, soda ash, gold, silver, semi-precious stones, and granite. Botswana also has untapped uranium, lead, and zinc reserves, that companies are seeking to exploit. The country has established entities that are key to the successful development of this sector.

What is the biggest mine in Botswana?

Jwaneng is the world’s richest diamond mine by value. The word in Setswana means ‘a place of small stones. ‘ It is an open-pit mine, situated in south central Botswana, about 160 miles south-west of Gaborone. The mine’s high-grade ore contributes between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of Debswana’s revenue.

Who owns mines in Botswana?

Debswana Diamond Company Limited, or simply Debswana, is a mining company located in Botswana, and is the world’s leading producer of diamonds by value. Debswana operates four diamond mines in the eastern and central parts of Botswana, as well as a coal mine.

Which part of Africa is rich in gold?

Currently, the leading African gold producing country and sixth in the world is Ghana, with the country’s gold production amounting to a total of 117.6 tons in 2021.

Does Botswana have diamonds?

Botswana leads the world for the largest precious stones, accounting for six in the top 10 list. The country is Africa’s leading diamond producer. The biggest diamond ever discovered anywhere was the 3,106-carat Cullinan, found in South Africa in 1905.

Where is the richest gold mine in the world?

Located in the Sudirman Mountains of the Irian Jaya province of Indonesia, the Grasberg complex is one of the largest gold and copper mining operations in the world.

What are 3 types of mines?

Open-pit, underwater, and underground mining. These are the three main methods of mining we use to extract our products from the ground.