2005 Minerals Yearbook: Congo (Kinshasa)

2005 Minerals Yearbook:  Congo (Kinshasa)


This annual review is designed to provide timely statistical data on mineral commodities in the Democratic Republic of the congo.

DRC was a producer of cobalt, columbium (niobium) and tantalum, copper, germanium, gold, tin, and zinc ores, and small amounts of steel and refined cobalt. The country also produced cement, crushed stone, diamond and colored gemstones, coal, and crude petroleum.

Production of cobalt, copper, diamond, germanium, gold, and tin in Congo (Kinshasa) could rise and zinc production could restart in the near future altough the he development of these projects depends heavily upon political and economic stability and favorable conditions in world markets.


Thomas R. Yager
U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey
Place published
United States
Date / journal vol no.
August 2007 / U.S. Geological Survey 2005 Minerals Yearbook
6 pages