Gabon has at its disposal a rich soil with mineral resources with more than 900 mining index, among which the most important are: manganese (a stock of about 250 millions tones) , iron ( a stock of more 1 billion tones) , gold and scarce soil. However, the mining sector in Gabon essentially depends on manganese exploitation and contributes slightly to the Gabonese economy with 4% of GDP. In the angle of doing this sector a major bedrock its economy. Gabon has defined two strategic orientation: valued added optimization by local transformation and the diversification of the mineral exploitation (iron, gold, phosphate, scarce soil, construction, building materials, and manganese).
Thus, Gabon has engaged in a series of investment that led to the construction of a hydroelectric barrier designed for supplying energy in two transformation factories of manganese that were set up in 2014 and which transform nowadays 10% of the annual production. Moreover, Gabon has reinforced the governance of its mining sectors namely by the revision of the mining Code in process in view of changing the business sector to one attracting more investors. Gabon is engaged to strive towards that dynamic in order to develop that sector thanks to diversification of mining exploitation and local transformation.