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Zambia’s Copper concentrate export ‘ban’ still in force

Zambia’s ban on exports of copper concentrate to foreign – based smelters remains in force because the country has enough capacity to process the raw material, says mines minister Christopher Yaluma. Last year, a debate ensued as to whether foreign mining companies operating in Zambia should continue exporting copper concentrates …

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Ivanhoe Mines sees high grade mineral resources in Democratic Republic of Congo

Ivanhoe Mines, the Canadian based – focused and diversified mining project developer is reportedly making headways in its underground diamond-drilling program at its Kipushi unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The diversified miner, formerly known as Ivanplats said initial assay (sample) results from its 70 year-old Kipushi copper/zinc/germanium/lead and …

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Kalumbila Minerals ponders over ‘350 graves’ in mine site

The planned commissioning of the US$2 billion Trident Kalumbila mine in Solwezi planned for next year may probably be delayed after the developers discovered over 300 graves during the construction of the Greenfield project. Kalumbila mine project is a unit of First Quantum Minerals Limited who are also owners of …

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