Ivanhoe Mines exports first copper along Lobito Corridor

Ivanhoe Mines said the first shipment of copper concentrate from the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo has arrived by rail at the Atlantic Ocean port of Lobito in Angola. “Our first trial shipment is an important milestone on the path to creating a new supply chain linking the Central African Copperbelt to world markets,” said Robert…

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Peru copper rising: report

Copper production in Peru rose 21.8% in June compared to the same month last year, Reuters has reported, citing the country’s ministry of energy and mines. Production, according to the agency, hit 241,801 metric tons in the month, with output for the first half of the year up 17.6% thanks in part to June’s boost. The ministry added that production…

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DRC copper mine orders Trafo mini substations

Trafo Power Solutions has received an order from a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for nearly 50 of its mini substations with dry-type transformers. MD David Claassen said the growing operation is owned by a large operator, though it did not identify the customer or the financial details. The customer’s specifications for the mini substations vary…

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Kibali secures multi-year mine plan

Barrick said Kibali, Africa’s largest gold mine, is on track to replace its reserves beyond the ounces depleted by mining in the prior year, while new growth opportunities will support its 10-year-plus mine plan. Mark Bristow, Barrick president and chief executive, said Kibali’s orebody was continuing to deliver additional value with current drilling focused on converting resources into reserves and…

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Boss Mining restarts in DRC

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and its joint venture partner La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines) recently marked the return of operations at its Boss Mining asset in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The companies confirmed on 6 December that it celebrated the return of the open-pit copper and cobalt mine from care and maintenance, where it had…

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Glencore to pay US$180 million to DRC for past corruption

Glencore has reached an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo covering all present and future claims arising from alleged acts of corruption by the miner in the DRC between 2007 and 2018. Under the agreement, Glencore International AG, on behalf of its Congolese-associated companies, will pay the DRC US$180 million and will continue to implement the Ethics and Compliance…

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Kamoa Copper receives largest capacity flash smelting furnace

Kamoa Copper, a subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines, has selected Metso Outotec to supply a high-capacity direct blister furnace to the company’s copper mining complex expansion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The OEM said the furnace, with throughput of 500,000 tonnes per annum of copper, will have the largest licensed flash smelting capacity in the world. The value of this…

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Kamoa Copper selects Metso Outotec for DRC expansion

Kamoa Copper SA has entered an order with Metso Outotec for the delivery of crucial concentrator equipment for the miner’s mining complex expansion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The order has been entered with the supplier’s 2Q22 bookings, though neither party released the value of the deal. Scope of delivery includes energy-efficient HIGmill regrind mills with polyurethane wear…

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