In addition to diamonds and iron ore, Angola is also
several other mineral resources that had not been fully
by the late 1980s. These include manganese, copper, gold,
phosphates, granite, marble, uranium, quartz, lead, zinc,
tin, fluorite, sulfur, feldspar, kaolin, mica, asphalt,
talc. The government hoped to resume mining in the
crystalline quartz and ornamental marble. It has been
that 5,000 cubic meters of marble could be extracted
a period of twenty years. A state-owned company mined
marble in Huíla and Namibe provinces and in 1983 produced
cubic meters of granite and 500 cubic meters of marble.
the company has ceased production to re-equip with modern
machinery. Quartz production, however, was suspended
because of the military situation in the areas close to
extraction sites in Cuanza Sul Province.
The government established a company in 1980 to exploit
phosphate deposits located in the northwest. There were 50
tons of deposits in Zaire Province and about 100 million
Cabinda. Although studies of the deposits in both
been made by Bulgarian and Yugoslav companies, as of 1988
production had not started at either site.
Data as of February 1989