Mineral industry of Mozambique - Wikipedia
Most of Mozambique's mining and mineral processing operations are privately owned, including the cement plants, the Mozal aluminium smelter, and the Temane gas processing plant. Artisanal miners produce gold and aquamarine, tourmaline, and other gemstones. Carbomoc E.E., which was the country's only coal producer, is state-owned. MINING: Mozambique - Country mining guide,4 | Mozambique — Country mining guide Country snapshot 1CIA: The World Factbook, accessed on 21 July 2012 2Mozambique, CASA Mining, accessed on 1 June 2012 3Mozambique Climate, Maps of World, accessed on 30 May 2012 4Mozambique Profile, World Bank, accessed on 23 July 2013 5Mozambique Currency, Maps of World, accessed on 21 July 2012 6Mozambique Central BankDigging for Survival: The Gold Slaves of Mozambique - DER,,Large international mining companies exploited Mozambique's gold deposits for as long as the Portuguese were in power, but when they left the country in 1975, they left it in chaos.