BONAS GOLD is more than just a gold mining and export company but when it comes to this subject, we are one of the top key players with an impeccable reputation. We are glad to be at the forefront of the Cameroon mining industry. You can learn more about us or continue reading below to first of all gain a general insight about gold mining in Cameroon in general.
Cameroon is one of the few gold-rich countries in Africa that is keen to tap the rare natural resource and kick start its economy.
Currently, Cameroon gold is mainly mined by small-scale artisans. In fact, according to the government, the estimate of small-scale artisanal mining produced about 16,653 kgs of gold between 2010 and 2015.
Gold mining in Cameroon can be traced back to 1930 during the colonial administration. Records show that when it reached its peak (in the 1940s), gold mining contributed about 20% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product.