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					USGS Minerals Yearbook 2006, Volume III – Benin, Burkina Faso, and Sao Tome e Principe
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                                                                              TABLE 1
                                        BENIN AND BURKINA FASO: PRODUCTION OF MINERAL COMMODITIES1

                                                             (Metric tons unless otherwise specified)

                          Country and commodity                                         2002             2003            2004e            2005e         2006e
                                 BENIN
Cement, hydraulic                                                                   250,000          250,000          250,000          250,000        250,000
Claye                                                                                19,000           21,000           21,000           21,000         21,000
                                                                                               e
Gold                                                             kilograms               20               20               20               20             20
                                                                                               e
Gravel                                                         cubic meters          26,000           28,500           29,000           29,000         29,000
                                               2
                            BURKINA FASO
Cemente                                                                              30,000           30,000           30,000           30,000         30,000
Dolomitee                                                      cubic meters           3,000            3,000            3,000            3,000          3,000
                                                                                                                                 3                3             3
Gold                                                             kilograms              209              770            1,125            1,397          1,571
Granitee                                                       cubic meters         300,000          300,000          300,000          300,000        300,000
Phosphate rock:
                                                                                                                e
 Gross weight                                                                         2,350            2,400            2,400            2,400          2,400
                                                                                                                e
 P2O5 content                                                                           650              650              650              650            650
Pumice and related volcanic materialse                                               10,000           10,000           10,000           10,000         10,000
Salte                                                                                 5,000            5,000            5,000            5,000          5,000
Stone, marblee                                                                      100,000          100,000          100,000          100,000        100,000
e
 Estimated; estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits.
1
  Table includes data available through July 13, 2007.
2
  In addition to the commodities listed, sand and gravel and other construction materials are produced, but information is inadequate to make
reliable estimates of output.
3
    Reported figure.
                                                               TABLE 2
                                  BENIN AND BURKINA FASO: STRUCTURE OF THE MINERAL INDUSTRIES IN 2006

                                                         (Metric tons unless otherwise specified)

                                                             Major operating companies
          Country and commodity                               and major equity owners                     Location of main facilities      Annual capacity
               BENIN
Cement                                        Société des Ciments d'Onigbolo (Amida Group, 100%)          Onigbolo plant                450,000 cement;
                                                                                                                                          500,000 clinker.
 Do.                                          Ciments du Benin S.A. (Scancem International of             Cotonou plant                 275,000 cement.
                                               Norway, 48.7%)
 Do.                                          Société des Ciments du Benin (Government, 50%, and           do.                          700,000 cement.
                                               LaFarge Group, 50%)
             BURKINA FASO
Gold                              kilograms   Société des Mines de Taparko (High River Gold Mines Ltd.,   Taparko-Boroum Mine           4,350.
                                                90%, and Government, 10%)                                  (under development)
 Do.                                    do.   Cluff Gold plc, 78%; IMARB Indústria Metalúrgica, 12%;      Kalsaka Mine                  NA.
                                                Government, 10%                                            (under development)
 Do.                                    do.   Etruscan Resources Inc., 90%, and Government, 10%           Youga Mine                    2,700.
                                                                                                           (under development)
 Do.                                    do.   Semafo Inc., 90%, and Government, 10%                       Mana mine                     3,900.
                                                                                                           (under development)
Zinc                                          Aim Resources Ltd., 90%, and Government, 10%                Perkoa Mine                   130,000 concentrate.
                                                                                                           (under development)
NA Not available.

				
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