In the Mining sector, the Province presents quarrying opportunities for both large and small scale entrepreneurs. One such example is the Kasama flat stone, a flat slate with a smooth surface, mostly used for engravings and is also handy as a building material for making walls or floor tiles and other decorative works.
Mining exploration and surveys have confirmed the presence of mineral deposits as well as gemstones. The confirmed deposits include semi-precious stones such as emeralds, beryllium, sapphire, garnet, tourmaline, amethyst, aquamarine, citrine, quartz and gold, in various parts of the Province such as Lwaingu district in Senior Chief Shimumb. There is also a type of clay that can be mined for pottery.
Major investment opportunities in this sector include
- Exploration of oil and other minerals
- Refining of Salt and Clay into finished products
- Processing and Marketing of Gemstones
- Quarrying of Kasama flat stone for floor and wall tiles and other
- decorative works