Problems of the African Mining Economy

  • Roland Pré
Part of the International Economic Association Conference book series (IEA)


No matter what the development problem—and mining is no exception to this rule, especially in young, newly-independent countries—the basic factors governing the conditions under which progress can take place are always the same, namely:
  • men, with their qualities and faults, their knowledge and their education;

  • nature, i.e. the soil, with its climatic and geographical conditions, and the sub-soil;

  • capital accumulated in its two possible forms—the material and equipment already on the spot and the financial means available, representing the potential resources in reserve.


Mining Industry Mining Company Cost Price Mining Complex Mining Development 
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© International Economic Association 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Pré
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  1. 1.Bureau Géologique et Minier FrançaisFrance

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