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Other Mining Services The Government Could Make Use Of 

The discovery of minerals has brought about cautious optimism in the country. However I do think Kenya would reap from the many benefits of the mining industry which doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to wait 10 years to start enjoy our oil finds or industries running on the coal found in Kitui. I think outsourcing of services and labour would be far more beneficial.

Reviews

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man 

Now that Kenya is set to enter the league of oil-producing nations, the country may want to examine a little more closely its relationship with foreign governments and companies seeking to extract oil and other natural resources from our land and shores. John Perkins’s book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, might be a good place to start.

Guest Post

Oil’s Well in Kenya 

Kenya formally announced oil discovery in Turkana (Ngamia 1 wildcat well, Lokichar Basin) in 2012 and this was met with a lot of optimism and “Jubilation” (for lack of a better word). The initial estimates of the prospect was 250 million barrels in blocks 10BB and 13T. The oil find was sweet (Low Sulfur content) waxy with an API value of above 30°(density)[THE WAXY PART IS WORTH NOTHING].

Mineral Monday

GOLD | Mineral Monday 

Gold is one of the most common precious metal ever. But what exactly do you know about it? Well thank goodness you are subscribed to RocKeSci because now you will get to know even more about gold. Other than it’s yellow. And kinda expensive.

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Current Legislative Framework on Mining 

The Mining Act 1940 (chapter 306 of the Laws of Kenya) (the “Mining Act”) regulates all mining activities in Kenya. The Commissioner of Mines and Geology (the “Commissioner”), heads the Department of Mines and Geology and is responsible for overseeing mining research and policy as well as implementing the Mining Act.
The ownership of all mineral deposits vests in the Government. In order to carry out mining activities, an investor must apply to the Commissioner to the necessary right, licence or lease as set out below in summary.

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