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Ruashi Copper and Cobalt Mining

Ruashi is a copper and cobalt mine in Katanga province located within the Democratic Republic of Congo This mine is made up of three open pits along with a modern solvent extraction electro-winning processing plant Ruashi Mining started production way back in 1911

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Luishia Copper Occurrence Near Likasi Congo (Kinshasa

The Luishia Copper Occurrence is near Likasi Congo (Kinshasa) Ore mineralization has been found at this location however the precise grade tonnage and extent of the mineralization are not known There has been no production and little to no activity other than routine claim maintenance since the

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Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine) Kolwezi Kolwezi

Musonoi Mine (Musonoi Extension Mine) Kolwezi Kolwezi mining district Lualaba DR Congo Cu-Co-U deposit Known for its rare assemblage of uranyl selenites as well as palladium minerals The workings consist of several open cuts the oldest of which Musonoi Principal was started

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Child labor Children reveal horror of working in mines

Jun 12 2013The lives of child miners Child Miners Speak (pdf) explores the dirty dangerous and degrading lives of more than 50 children ages 8 to 17 working at an artisanal copper and cobalt mine in the country's Katanga province of the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Artisanal miners use their hands to extract materials utilizing little technology or machinery

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Boss Mining

Boss Mining produces cobalt oxide and sulphide concentrate cobalt carbonate and copper cathode and is located in the south-eastern Lualaba and Katanga provinces It operates in Lubumbashi Kakanda and Luita and includes open cast mines crushing- beneficiation- and concentrator plants as well as an electroextraction facility

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Ivanhoe's Friedland hits out at 'fiction' that mining

Friedland whose company Ivanhoe Mines is developing major new copper and zinc mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said at the Mining Indaba last week "It's absolutely silly to think that Chile is a safe place to mine and should have a three or four per cent discount rate and somehow the DRC should have a 12% discount rate

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Four Big Mines Dominate Zambia's Copper Production

F our big mines dominate Zambia's copper production complemented by several smaller players who also play an important role All the mines are backed by a wide range of respected international investors The Zambian government through its investment-holding company ZCCM-IH is a minority shareholder in nearly all of them – and is in effect the biggest shareholder in Zambia's mining

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Copper

And we smelt and refine copper at smelters and refineries around the world Our copper marketing business supplies a range of customers in the automotive electronics and construction industries As a major by-product of copper production we are one of the world's largest producers of cobalt primarily from the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Major Mines Projects

Tenke Fungurume mines copper-cobalt oxide ores by open-pit mining techniques Drill and blast is employed in the both the ore and waste rock Conventional loaders and trucks transport the ore to the crusher or stockpiles and the waste to dumps Larger mining equipment is currently being introduced to enable increased mining rates

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Kamoa

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project — a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines (39 6%) Zijin Mining Group (39 6%) Crystal River Global Limited (0 8%) and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (20%) — has been independently ranked as the world's largest undeveloped high-grade copper discovery by international mining consultant Wood

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The Central African Copper Belt

Jun 08 2016Sediment-hosted copper deposits are the second most important source of copper next to porphyry copper deposits and account for about 20% of the world's copper production The Central African Copper Belt (CACB) is the largest and most prolific mineralized sediment-hosted copper province known on Earth

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Glencore

In February 2019 Glencore announced it would reduce production at one of its biggest copper and cobalt mines operations in Congo The country's Mutanda mine produced 199 000 tons of copper and 27 000 tons of cobalt in 2018 accounting for roughly one-fifth of global cobalt production

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Chemaf Copper and Cobalt A source of national pride

Chemaf has a critically important role to play in providing the market with high quality responsibly sourced cobalt and copper Established in 2001 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Chemaf is perfectly positioned to meet the demands of worldwide battery revolution

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Chamber of Mines of the DRC

Chamber of Mines of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mr Watum is the lead manager of Ivanhoe's mining development activities for the discovery of the Kamoa copper mine and the Kipushi zinc-copper-silver mine both located in the DRC Before joining Ivanhoe Mines between 2010 and 2014 he successfully led the development and

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Friedland says Congo is now more attractive than Chile for

Nov 28 2019Ivanhoe Mines founded by Friedland is developing the world's second-largest copper-mining project in Congo with production due to start in 2021 "There is a new sheriff in town " said Friedland referring to Tshisekedi Chile is now a "terrible place to invest in mining while Congo is a really great place " he said

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Copperbelt

Copperbelt in African geography zone of copper deposits and associated mining and industrial development dependent upon them forming the greatest concentration of industry in sub-Saharan Africa outside the Republic of South Africa The belt extends about 280 miles (450 km) northwest from Luanshya Zamb into the Katanga (formerly Shaba) region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Battery metals The world's top 10 copper mining projects

Dec 02 20192 Kamoa-Kakula – Democratic Republic of Congo | Contained copper 11 3 Mt Exploration drilling at Kamao North (Image courtesy of Ivanhoe Mines) Kamoa-Kakula is a high-grade copper project with targeted annual production of more than 700 000 tonnes at its peak First production from phase one of the project could be as early as end-2021

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Kipushi Zinc

Kipushi zinc-copper project is a historical underground mine located in the province of Haut-Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kipushi Corporation (KICO) a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines (68%) and state-owned mining company Gcamines (La Gnrale des Carrires et des Mines 32%) owns the project

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Cobalt mining China and the fight for Congo's minerals

Cobalt mining China and the fight for Congo's minerals [Image Amnesty International] Cobalt mining China and the fight for Congo's minerals the area in Katanga with the largest mines which is typically found alongside copper in an already tightening market

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Tenke Fungurume is a leading copper and cobalt producer with mines and processing facilities situated within the African copper belt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Tenke's substantial mineral endowment supports a long mine life and future expansion opportunities

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The 10 biggest copper mines in the world

Nov 04 2013The 10 biggest copper mines in the world Share Chile the world's largest copper producing country hosts six of the ten largest copper mines in the world while the remaining four are located in Peru Mexico and Indonesia Mining-technology profiles the ten biggest copper mines in the world based on contained reserves

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DRC Congo copper lead over Zambia

Apr 01 2015Congo DR enjoys the largest swathe of the copper rich strip called the Lufilian Arc shared with Zambia The arc extends from the Copperbelt Northwestern province into the mineral rich Katanga province of the DRC- and currently ranked a high activity area in terms of copper mining

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Ivanehoe Mines discovers third major copper discovery in

A Canadian mining company with a portfolio focused on three principal projects in Southern Africa has made a third major copper discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ivanhoe Mines has announced in a statement this week that it has made a new important discovery of a high-grade copper deposit on its -owned Western Foreland

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Tembo Power Proposes New Hydro Solution for Congo Copper Mines

Jun 23 2017Tembo Power Proposes New Hydro Solution for Congo Copper Mines Jun 23 2017 Tom Wilson Bloomberg Africa-focused energy company Tembo Power Ltd is proposing a new approach to address the electricity shortfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo The Mauritius-registered company will develop five small hydropower sites linking them

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A HISTORY OF EARLY COPPER EXPLORATION IN KATANGA

Traditional copper hansa A HISTORY OF EARLY COPPER EXPLORATION IN KATANGA (D R CONGO) Systematic exploration Due to the scarcity of gold occurrences and the crisis affecting Transvaal mines geological exploration of Katanga is halted for about ten years In 1900 under the impulse of R Williams (Tanganyika Concessions Ltd) and

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Top 10 Copper Producing Companies

(LSE GLEN) The Swiss company has a 34 4 percent stake in Xstrata and it produced about 542 000 metric tons of copper in 2010 Glencore has mines in Africa Canada Australia and South America and the red metal produced in those regions are smeltered and refined in Southern Africa (DR Congo and Zambia) Western Europe China Southeast Asia

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Can Mining in Minnesota Reduce Child Labor in the Congo

Cobalt has become a controversial topic in the debate over copper nickel mining in Minnesota's Duluth Complex This metal which is used in the lithium ion batteries in laptops tablets and electric cars has become a lighting rod because most of the cobalt produced in the world comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where some of the cobalt is mined using child labor

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Kipushi Mines Copper Copper Cathode Congo

Company Description The Kipushi Project is situated in the southeast of the company's Kamoa discovery adjacent to the town of Kipushi and approximately 30 kilometres southKipushi Minesst of the provincial capital of Lubumbashi Ivanhoe Mines acquired its 68% interest in the Kipushi Project in November 2011 the balance of 32% is held by the DR Congo's state-owned mining company

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Cobalt

We produce cobalt mainly as a by-product of copper mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but also as a by-product of nickel mining in Australia and Canada Raglan Mine is one of the richest base-metal mines in the world – located in the Arctic region at the extreme limit of northern Quebec View more

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has some of the world

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has significant deposits of minerals and metals including gold copper tantalum tungsten coltan and cobalt For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict human rights abuses and corruption

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