||The mining sector in Chad remains largely undeveloped although preliminary studies conducted by the United Nations Development Program and the Chad Direction de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (DRGM) suggest that there is much potential. Highly prospective areas for gold, bauxite, uranium, silver and alluvial diamonds have been identified.
The mining sector in Chad is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines and Geology, which has several divisions, and of mixed companies under the control of the State. The part of the ministry which oversees activities related to minerals and energy is the General Direction.
A new Mining Code for Chad has been drafted in June 1995 to replace the 1970 code. The new legal framework encourages the development of a competitive mining sector. Its objective is to attract foreign investors to develop the country’s mining industry. From a legal viewpoint, there is a distinction between ‘various materials’ and ‘mining substances’ (previously named ‘quarry materials’ and ‘concession substances’).
The mineral industry is poised to become a significant segment of Chad's economy. Its mineral resources include uranium, natron, kaolin, gold, limestone, soda ash, stone, sand, gravel and salt. Studies indicate good potential, especially for uranium, gold, bauxite, silver and alluvial diamonds
For more information on the Chad mining sector and the JOURNEES MINIERES INTERNATIONALES DU TCHAD; plea