Minim Martap

Minim Martap

 

the largest deposit of bauxite in Cameroon, located southwest of the city of Ngaoundere. Preliminary estimates of reserves are one billion tons, with an average aluminum oxide content of more than 35 percent. In 1970 deposit studies were initiated by a mixed company, in which 40 percent of the shares belonged to the government of Cameroon, and the remainder to bauxite syndicates of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the USA. The beginning of industrial operation has been associated with completion of the Trans-Cameroon Railroad.

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Some reserves have been identified in the west of Cameroon but interest centres on the 900m tonne Minim Martap and 200m tonne Ta Ngaoudal reserves, both in Adamaoua Province.
Alcan is carrying out a feasibility study on developing over 1bn tonnes of bauxite reserves at Minim Martap and Ta Ngaoudal but there are believed to be other reserves elsewhere in the country.