Mauritania has over 900 types of minerals
Mauritania has more than 900 varieties of mineral, including iron, gold, copper, quartz, uranium, phosphate, manganese and chromium, the Secretary General of the Mauritanian Ministry of Oil, Energy and Mines, Mohamed Ould Chrif Ahmed said.
Speaking at a mining seminar on Thursday in Nouakchott, Mohamed Ould Chrif Ahmed said in order to create the conditions for optimal investment, the government of Mauritania has adopted a strategy to modernize and develop mineral resources via an incentive mining code, a favorable competitiveness and the construction of basic infrastructures.
Emphasis was also placed on good governance, the Mauritanian official said; commending the results obtained which enabled the country to occupy the top ranks on the transparency and good governance index.
Mauritania produces iron, gold and copper.