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In exclusivity this year, DRC Mining Week will be offering a full day site visit to one of the most famous and interesting site in the region.

Put yourself in the miner's shoes, understand their operations and learn from their expertise!


The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project — a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo — has been independently ranked as the world’s largest, undeveloped, high-grade copper discovery by international mining consultant Wood Mackenzie. It is a very large, near-surface, stratiform copper deposit with adjacent prospective exploration areas within the Central African Copperbelt, approximately 25 kilometres west of the town of Kolwezi and about 270 kilometres west of the provincial capital of Lubumbashi.

On December 13, 2016, Ivanhoe Mines announced results of a positive, independent, preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of initial options for the start-up of world-scale copper mining on the Kakula and Kamoa deposits in the D.R. Congo.


Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province is one of the world’s most exciting minerals development projects. TFM is currently one of the country’s largest producers of copper and cobalt and continues to engage in drilling activities, exploration analyses and metallurgical testing to evaluate the potential of this highly prospective minerals district. Production volumes from the project are expected to expand significantly over time.

A selected group will have the opportunity to visit the site of one of the key players in the Congolese mining sector. Delegates will depart at 6am sharp and drive to Fungurume to tour the mining and processing operations, and some of the company’s important community development projects in the area.

For more information regarding the site visit please contact:

Tracey Gersowsky
t: (+27) 21 700 3500 I d: (+27) 21 700 3514 I e: