Processing 2015-07-03Sulphide ore is treated via crushing, milling and flotation to produce copper in concentrate. The expansion of the sulphide milling circuit was commissioned in Q4, 2008, to maintain finished copper production as oxide ore is depleted and sulphide ore grades begin to fall as the mining horizon deepens. Oxide ore is treated via crushing, milling, flotation, leaching and the SX/EW process to produce a sulphidic and gold bearing flotation concentrate as well as electro-won cathode copper. Gold recovery by gravity was expanded by the addition of four new gravity concentrators in April 2010, thus providing two concentrators per milling train, and increasing gold recovery from all ore types. Gemini tables were installed to treat the gravity concentrates and produce a high-grade concentrate for direct smelting to gold bullion.
General 2015-05-10The smelter will process copper ores from surrounding copper mines in Western Zambia. The Kansanshi copper smelter will utilize Isasmelt smelting technology and will process 1.2 million tonnes of copper concentrate, with an output of 300,000 tonnes per annum of blister copper.
Nearby Location News
Ivanhoe Mines Files NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Redevelopment of the Kipushi Zinc-Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo 2016-05-27
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2016) - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) today announced that, further to its news release dated May 2, 2016, the company has filed a National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) technical report on the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the redevelopment of the historic, high-grade, Kipushi zinc-copper-germanium-lead-silver mine. The Kipushi Project is operated by Kipushi Corporation (KICO), a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines (68%) and Gécamines (32%), the state-owned mining company.
Kipushi PEA places Ivanhoeâs DRC redevelopment project in league of its own 2016-05-03Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines has reported strong operating metrics for the high-grade Kipushi zinc/copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after publishing a new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) Monday. The PEA, conducted by consulting engineering firms OreWin, of Adelaide, Australia, and the MSA Group, of Johannesburg, South Africa, calculated an after-tax net present value at an 8% real discount rate of $533-million, and an after-tax internal rate of return of 30.9%.
Ivanhoe Mines Announces a Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Redevelopment of the Kipushi Zinc-Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo 2016-05-02
Preliminary mine redevelopment plan focuses on Kipushi's Big Zinc Zone and includes a two-year construction period and life-of-mine average annual production rate of 530,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate
Kipushi's Big Zinc Zone has an estimated 10.2 million tonnes of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources grading 34.9% zinc
Post-tax NPV of US$533 million and 31% IRR
Successful planned restoration of production would make Kipushi the world's highest grade major zinc mine
Ivanhoe Mines Issues 2015 Year-End Results and Review of Operations 2016-03-24
Mine construction and upgrading activities at Ivanhoe's three key development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa highlight Ivanhoe's achievements in 2015
Ivanhoe Mines Files NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Independent Mineral Resource Estimate for Its Historic Kipushi Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo 2016-03-12
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 11, 2016) - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) today announced that, further to its news release dated January 27, 2016, the company has filed a National Instrument 43-101 technical report on the new, independent, Mineral Resource estimate for the company's historic, high-grade, Kipushi zinc-copper-germanium-lead-silver mine. Kipushi is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines (68%) and Gécamines (32%), the Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned mining company.
First Quantum Minerals Reports on the Ramp-Up Progress of Its New Copper Smelter 2015-06-25
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (TSX:FM) (LSE:FQM) is pleased to provide the following update on the ramp-up progress of its new copper smelter in Zambia.
Ravensthorpe extension on the cards 2016-09-16First Quantum Minerals has applied for approval to extend the life of the Ravensthorpe nickel mine
African Energy, First Quantum advance Botswana coal/power project 2016-07-26ASX-listed African Energy Resources (AFR) is looking to update its mining study to meet the requirements of fuel delivery for a 450 MW integrated coal and power project, up from the 300 MW it had initially planned for its Botswana-based Sese project. The update forms part of the work programmes AFR will embark on, following a A$3-million commitment from its joint venture (JV) partner, Canada’s First Quantum Minerals.
First Quantum Announces Completion of the Sale of Kevitsa 2016-06-01
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) -
ASX: Ilo Copper Projects update, Peru 2016-05-26
Glencore to invest $1.1bn in three new shafts in Zambia 2016-03-30Glencore plans to invest over $1.1-billion in Zambia to sink three shafts with new technology that will extend mine life by over 25 years, its local unit said on Wednesday. "We firmly believe that we shall be able to overcome the challenges that we face today as a company and become profitable and operationally-efficient," Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) said in a statement.