Mauritania Overview


  • Mauritania encompasses 1,030,631 km2. It lies mostly between latitudes 140 and 260 n, and longitudes 50 and 170 W.

  • Population : 3,000,000 inhabitants

  • Exports : Iron ore, Copper, Gold and Fishing Products

Mining-Mauritania

Mining Facts


  • High potential for Iron, Gold, Copper

  • Mining Sector accounts for more than 60% of exports.

  • Largest Mining Project :

  • Kinross – Gold,
  • XStrata – Iron Ore,
  • First Quantum – Copper Gold,
  • SNIM – Iron Ore
  • The November 2010 Mining Code is one of the most favorable Mining Code in West Africa:

  • 10% Free Carried Interest by the Mauritanian Government
  • 4% Royalty on Gold