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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Mine Watch (Ndola)

First Quantum Minerals announced yesterday that it had suspended copper production at its Bwana Mkubwa mine due to a shortage of copper ore at the facility. The mine ran out of copper ore this year, and has been relying on copper ore mined in the DRC. The DRC banned the export of copper ore to Zambia in 2007, and with stockpiles at Bwana Mkubwa running out, production has had to stop, with inevitable job losses. Full story here.

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