Ivanhoe Mines Executive Chairman Robert Friedland gave a keynote presentation at the African Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, February 7. His address covered current developments involving proposed changes to the mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Ivanhoe is leading development of two major mining projects. The Indaba conference, Africa’s largest mining event, is attended by political leaders, government ministers and representatives of most African nations, as well as international investors and mining industry executives.
Planned return to production would establish Kipushi as the world’s highest-grade major zinc mine.
December 13, 2017: Ivanhoe Mines announces an outstanding pre-feasibility study for the rebirth of the historic Kipushi zinc-copper-silver-germanium mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ivanplats issues positive definitive feasibility study for the Platreef Mine
July 31, 2017: Ivanhoe releases positive results of an independent definitive feasibility study for the planned first phase of its Platreef platinum-group elements, nickel, copper and gold mine in South Africa.
November 28, 2017: A new PEA for the development of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project analyzes an initial, two-stage, modular, 12 million-tonne-per-annum operation – supplied by two adjacent six million-tonne-per-annum mines and a direct-to-blister smelter – yielding an after-tax NPV8% of US$7.2 billion and an IRR of 33% over a 44-year mine life.
Combined production of 12 Mtpa would rank Kamoa-Kakula among the world’s five largest copper mines.
October 3, 2017: Ivanhoe Mines and Fio Corporation report significant advances from innovative initiative to combat malaria
The ground-breaking Know for Sure campaign has introduced integrated diagnostic and data technology to provide automated, rapid and reliable testing and real-time reporting in the DRC provinces of Haut-Katanga and Lualaba – two malaria-burdened regions that host Ivanhoe’s Kipushi Project and the Ivanhoe-Zijin joint venture Kamoa-Kakula Project. A total of 248 private and public health facilities now offer on-the-spot malaria testing services.
Ongoing development of Shaft 1's initial underground shaft station at the 450-metre level. As well as being on the path to becoming Africa’s lowest-cost producer of platinum-group metals, Platreef also is expected to become a significant producer of nickel and copper for the electrical car revolution.
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Exploration and development of underground mines at the Kakula and Kamoa deposits. Kamoa-Kakula is Africa's largest high-grade copper discovery in a previously unknown extension of the Central African Copperbelt.
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