DRC

Kolwezi Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Copper
  • Cobalt
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotThe Kolwezi copper mine is a large-scale, resource-rich mine with high grade.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Gécamines S.A 33 % Indirect
Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd 67 % Indirect
Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd, through its subsidiary La Compagnie Minière de Musonoie Global Société par Actions Simplifiée, owns the Kolwezi Copper Mine.

In early 2024, the Zijin transferred the 5% equity interest in the Kolwezi Mine in the DR Congo to the government of the DR Congo. After the transfer, the Zijin’s equity interest changed to 67%.

Deposit type

  • Sediment-hosted
  • Stratabound
  • Metamorphic

Summary:

Deposit Type: Sediment-hosted, strata-bound copper-cobalt deposit, Sedimento-metamorphic and transformation.

The copper and cobalt metallogenic belt of the DR Congo is famous all over the world.

The Kolwezi copper mine is a large-scale, resource-rich mine with high grade and abundant resources. Its mineral deposits are shallow and the the orebodies are thick with low degree of mining difficulties.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20242023202220212020201920182017
Copper t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe84,28653,23521,940
Cobalt t  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe708
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Operational metrics

Metrics2022202120192018
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Annual processing capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2.57 Mt1.68 Mt

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Financials

Units2023202220212020201920182017
Operating Income M RMB  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 3,016   1,827   693.3  
After-tax Income M RMB  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe 454.6   503.8   170.9  
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Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

Job TitleNameProfileRef. Date
....................... Subscription required ....................... Subscription required Subscription required Jun 5, 2024
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