TORONTO, CANADA – Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; OTCQX:IVPAF) announced today that on September 8, 2020, it plans to issue the independent definitive feasibility study for the development of the 6 million-tonne-per-annum (Mtpa) Kakula Mine. The company also will issue a pre-feasibility study, including mining 1.6 Mtpa from the nearby Kansoko Mine, to take full advantage of an expanded plant capacity of 7.6 Mtpa at Kakula. In addition, the company will issue an updated, expanded preliminary economic assessment for the overall development plan of up to 19 Mtpa for all of the copper discoveries made to date at the Kamoa-Kakula Project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

The new definitive feasibility study, pre-feasibility study and updated, expanded preliminary economic assessment will build on the outstanding results of the previous studies announced in February 2019. The new definitive feasibility study will incorporate the advancement of construction and development activities to date, and the pre-feasibility study and expanded preliminary economic assessment will highlight the potential to develop the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project to a much larger scale, with a significantly larger production capacity.

The Kakula 2020 definitive feasibility study, Kamoa-Kakula 2020 pre-feasibility study, and Kamoa-Kakula 2020 preliminary economic assessment are being finalized by leading industry consultants OreWin Pty Ltd. of Adelaide, Australia; DRA Global of Johannesburg, South Africa; Stantec Consulting International LLC of Arizona, USA; SRK Consulting Inc. of Johannesburg, South Africa; KGHM Cuprum R&D Centre Ltd. of Wroclaw, Poland; and Wood plc of Reno, USA.

On September 10, 2020, Ivanhoe plans to host an inaugural virtual Investor Day to discuss the findings of the independent engineering studies, including various options under consideration to accelerate the planned expansions at the project. The Investor Day will include a virtual site tour of the Kamoa-Kakula Project, as well as remarks from Ivanhoe's Co-Chairs Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun; the company's President and CFO, Marna Cloete; and members of the company's corporate development and technical teams. It also will have a question and answer session. 

Webcast and dial-in information for the Investor Day, as well as a detailed agenda, will be provided at a later date.

Ivanhoe also plans to provide its regular monthly update of construction and development progress at the Kakula and Kansoko mines during the first week of September.

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 copper 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. 

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加拿大多伦多 — 艾芬豪矿业 (TSX: IVN; OTCQX:IVPAF) 今天宣布,公司计划于2020年9月8日发布卡库拉 (Kakula) 矿山年处理矿石量600万吨开发工程的独立最终可行性研究报告。同时,公司将会发布包含毗邻Kansoko矿山(年采矿量160万吨)的预可行性研究报告,以充分利用卡库拉矿区将扩建至年处理矿石量760万吨的选厂产能。此外,公司还将对其位于刚果民主共和国(以下简称“刚果”)的卡莫阿-卡库拉(Kamoa-Kakula)项目至今所有铜矿资源的整体开发计划(年处理矿石量可达1,900万吨)发布更新和扩充的初步经济评估报告。

新的最终可行性研究、预可行性研究以及更新和扩充的初步经济评估将以2019年2月发表的研究报告的出色结果作为基础。新的最终可行性研究将纳入迄今为止的建设和开发进展,而预可行性研究和扩充的初步经济评估将会重点研究卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿项目大幅扩大规模和显著提升产能的潜力。

2020年卡库拉最终可行性研究报告、2020年卡莫阿-卡库拉预可行性研究报告以及2020年卡莫阿-卡库拉初步经济评估报告行将完成。该报告由领先行业的顾问编撰,包括澳大利亚阿德莱德的OreWin Pty Ltd.、南非约翰内斯堡的DRA Global、美国亚利桑那州的Stantec Consulting International LLC、南非约翰内斯堡的SRK Consulting Inc.、波兰弗罗茨瓦夫的KGHM Cuprum R&D Centre Ltd. 以及美国里诺的Wood plc。

艾芬豪计划于2020年9月10日举行首次网上投资者日,探讨独立工程研究报告的结果,包括目前正在研究的不同方案以加快项目的扩展计划。投资者日将包括卡莫阿-卡库拉项目的虚拟考察导览,并由艾芬豪联席董事长罗伯特·弗里兰德 (Robert Friedland) 与孙玉峰 (Miles Sun)、公司总裁玛娜·克洛特 (Marna Cloete) 和公司企业开发及技术团队的成员发表讲话,最后以问答环节作结。

投资者日的网播和拨入信息以及详细议程将于稍后公布。

同时,艾芬豪计划于9月第一个星期,公布卡库拉和Kansoko矿山定期更新的月度建设和开采进度。

卡莫阿-卡库拉项目是艾芬豪矿业 (占股39.6%)、紫金矿业集团 (占股39.6%)、晶河全球 (占股0.8%) 及刚果政府 (占股20%) 共同持有的合资项目。

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合资企业项目﹕位于刚果民主共和国 (简称“刚果”) 的卡莫阿-卡库拉铜矿和位于南非的普拉特瑞夫 (Platreef) 钯-铂-镍-铜-铑-金矿的大型机械化地下矿山开发工程,以及同样位于刚果、久负盛名的基普什 (Kipushi) 锌-铜-锗-银矿的大型重建和改善工程。卡莫阿-卡库拉和基普什将使用清洁、可再生的水电,并将成为全球每单位金属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 (Western Foreland) 勘探许可区内寻找新的铜矿资源。

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Bill Trenaman +1.604.331.9834
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