In this Lesson we are going to learn about the Distribution of Minerals in E. Africa
Distribution of Minerals in E. Africa -Phosphates used in the manufacture of fertilizer-Tororo in Uganda and Majingu Hill in Tanzania. -Limestone used in cement manufacturing-Hima in N.W Uganda, Tanga in Tanzania, Athi River and Bamburi in Kenya. -Fluorspar a source of fluorine used in chemical industries-Kerio Valley in Kenya.-Common salt used for consumption-Kilifi and Magadi in Kenya and L. Kitwe in Uganda. -Diatomite used in making insulators –Kariandusi near Gilgil and Gicheru in Nyandarua. -Stones in Machakos, Mutonga and Mbeere. -Carbon dioxide used in making dry ice and in beer and soft drinks industry-Esagari in Baringo and Kagwe in Kiambu. -Diamond used to make ornaments, glass cutters and drills-Mwadui in Tanzania. -Titanium used in the manufacture of insulators for aircraft- Kwale district. -Gemstones near Voi and Mwatate. -Soapstone used for sculpture-Tabaka in Kisii.-Copper used to make electrical wires and coins-Kilembe in Uganda. -Gold used to make medals and jewellery and as a basis of world currency-Musoma in Tanzania, Kakamega and Migori in Kenya. -Coal used in smelting of iron and generation of thermal electricity-in Ruvuma River Basin and Kivira Songwe in Tanzania.