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.


Zinc Transportation Uranium Income Tungsten 


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© International Economic Association 1964

Authors and Affiliations

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

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