Morocco’s mining sector is best known for phosphate. The country is home to approximately 77% of the world’s known reserves. Beyond phosphate, Morocco is also recognized for its global output shares of arsenic (16%), barite (10%), cobalt (2%), and fluorspar (1%). Of these, barite is the only mineral which has a considerable portion derived from ASM, said to account for 90% of the country’s production. Traditionally, ASM activities also exploit small amounts of lead and zinc, while more recently the southern part of the country has witnessed a growth in small-scale gold mining.
Read more in the State of the Sector 2019 Country Profile: Morocco