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China's opportunities and risks in Africa's giant iron ore field

Guinea region holds world's largest untapped reserves but lacks infrastructure

Mist shrouds the Simandou mountains in Guinea, a region that holds untapped reserves of iron ore.   © Reuters

Simandou, a 110-kilometer range of hills deep in the hinterland of Guinea in Western Africa, boasts the world's largest untapped iron ore reserves. They could reshape the global supply chain of the critical ingredient of steel, the world's second-most traded commodity behind crude oil.

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