Kinsenda Mine

Kinsenda Mine

Location

Kinsenda Mine

Location in the Congo

Province
Katanga

Country
DR Congo

Coordinates
12°11′51″S 27°47′52″E / 12.1975°S 27.797778°E / -12.1975; 27.797778Coordinates: 12°11′51″S 27°47′52″E / 12.1975°S 27.797778°E / -12.1975; 27.797778

Production

Products
Copper

Silver

Production
Copper: 400 tonnes/month

Silver: 35,000 ounces/month

Financial year
2010

History

Opened
2002

Owner

Company
Metorex

Website
Mawson West website

Year of acquisition
2010

The Kinsenda Mine is a copper mine that is being opened in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located near the Zambian border town of Kasumbalesa. The mining company Metorex, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is developing the property. Infrastructure design is based on mining of 40,000 tons of ore per month. There is a significant risk from groundwater inflow.[1]
Construction of the ore processing plant started in July 2006, with planned capacity to produce 54,000 tonnes per month of 45% copper concentrate. By June 2008 the mine had been dewatered and work had started on re-establishing the surface and mine infrastructure.[2]
References[edit]

^ “Kinsenda Project”. Metorex. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
^ “Kinsenda Project”. Infomine. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 

Further reading[edit]

“Kinsenda, one of the richest mines” (PDF). International Mining. February 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-17.