KOLWEZI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; OTCQX: IVPAF) regrets to report that a fatal accident occurred today at the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The preliminary information indicates that the accident occurred underground at the Kakula north workings when a contractor’s employee collided with the side wall of an access drive while attempting to move a drilling rig. The Kamoa-Kakula senior management team is working with the DRC authorities to facilitate their investigation of the accident.

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines (39.6%), Zijin Mining Group (39.6%), Crystal River Global Limited (0.8%) and the DRC government (20%).
                                                                                                                                                         
About Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines is a Canadian mining company focused on advancing its three principal joint-venture projects in Southern Africa: the development of major new, mechanized, underground mines at the Kamoa-Kakula discoveries in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and at the Platreef palladium-platinum-nickel-copper-rhodium-gold discovery in South Africa; and the extensive redevelopment and upgrading of the historic Kipushi zinc-copper-germanium-silver mine, also in the DRC. Kamoa-Kakula and Kipushi will be powered by clean, renewable hydroelectricity and will be among the world’s lowest greenhouse gas emitters per unit of metal produced. Ivanhoe also is exploring for new copper discoveries on its wholly-owned Western Foreland exploration licences in the DRC, near the Kamoa-Kakula Project.

Information contacts

Investors Bill Trenaman +1.604.331.9834
Media Matthew Keevil +1.604. 558.1034

刚果民主共和国科卢韦齐-艾芬豪矿业(TSX: IVN; OTCQX: IVPAF)位于刚果民主共和国的卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿项目今天发生了致命事故,艾芬豪矿业对此深表遗憾。

初步信息显示,事故发生在卡库拉北部巷道的地下,当时一名承包商雇员在试图移动掘进台车时与巷道的侧壁相撞。卡莫阿-卡库拉高层管理团队正在与刚果民主共和国当局合作,协助他们对此事故进行调查。

卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿项目是艾芬豪矿业(39.6%)、紫金矿业集团(39.6%)、晶河全球有限公司(0.8%)和刚果民主共和国政府(20%)的合资项目。

关于艾芬豪矿业

艾芬豪矿业是一家加拿大的矿业公司,目前正推进旗下位于南部非洲的三大项目﹕位于刚果民主共和国(简称“刚果”)的重大新发展的机械化地下矿山卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿,位于南非的普拉特瑞夫钯-铂-镍-铜-铑-金矿的新矿山开发工作;以及同样位于刚果、久负盛名的基普什锌-铜-锗-银矿的大型重建和改善工程。卡莫阿-卡库拉和基普什将采用清洁的、可再生的水力发电,并将成为世界上每单位金属生产中温室气体排放量最低的矿山之一。同时,艾芬豪正在刚果境内其全资拥有、毗邻卡莫阿-卡库拉项目的西部前沿勘探许可区内寻找新的铜矿资源。

联系方式

投资者Bill Trenaman +1.604.331.9834       
媒体 Matthew Keevil +1.604. 558.1034

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