The list of the largest active mines in Tanzania in 2021.
Tanzania’s five largest mines are Geita Mine, North Mara Mine, Bulyanhulu Mine, Ngaka Thermal Coal Project, and New Luika Mine cumulatively produced approximately 8.81 Million Metric Tonnes per Annum (MMTPA) of Run-of-Mine (ROM) in 2021
Geita Mine (Gold)
As of 31 December 2020, Geita’s mineral resource is at 7.92 million ounces. Geita’s gold production reached 486,000 ounces in 2021, versus 623,000 ounces in 2020 (the highest annual production level achieved by Geita in 15 years) and 604,000 ounces in 2019.
North Mara Mine (Gold)
The mine has 2.8 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves. The processing plant has the capacity to process an average of 8,000 tonnes of ore per day. In 2021, the mine produced 260,000 ounces of gold.
Bulyanhulu Mine (Gold)
The mine has 2.5 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves. In 2021, the mine produced 178,000 ounces of gold.
Ngaka Mine (Coal)
The Ngaka project is the largest operational coal mine in Tanzania and in East Africa. The Ngaka Basin has the potential to host up to 1 billion tonnes of high-quality thermal coal. The mine is presently selling up to 600,000 tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of unwashed coal to Tanzania’s domestic customers.
New Luika Mine (Gold)
New Luika’s total gold-proven and probable gold reserves are estimated at 3.6 tonnes. The gold production of the New Luika is about 80,000 ounces per year but it reached only 55,280 ounces in 2021.