DRC

Metalkol Roan Tailings Reclamation (RTR) Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeTailings
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
Mining Method
  • Hydraulic mining
  • Dredging
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SnapshotMetalkol RTR operation in the DRC is the world’s second-largest producer of cobalt.

The Metalkol Roan Tailings Reclamation (RTR) Project entails the reclamation of fine-grained copper and cobalt bearing tailings from the Kingamyambo tailings dam and Musonoi/Kasobantu River valley upstream of the Kasobantu Dam and the processing of these tailings to extract copper and cobalt metal.

Metalkol RTR was launched in October 2018 and has reached full Phase 1 production in 2020. It has completed the construction of Phase 2 and is now ramping up to reach the related full capacity.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Eurasian Resources Group S.à r.l. 100 % Indirect
The RTR project is wholly owned by Metalkol SA (Metalkol), a subsidiary of ERG Congo BV.

Deposit type

  • Tailings

Summary:

Since the 1950s previous operators have been releasing tailings into the environment (including the Musonoi River). Over decades this waste material has accumulated into one of the largest tailings deposits in the world.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

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Copper Cathode kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe59

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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