Friedland touts strength of Ivanplats’ DRC copper mine

Dec 05, 2012 | 01:02 PM | Claire Hack

Tags  Robert Friedland, Ivanplats, Kamoa, Kipushi, Platreef, Tenke Fungurume, copper, gold zinc

LONDON — Ivanplats Ltd. chief executive officer Robert Friedland is touting the company’s Kamoa project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as potentially the largest copper mine in the world.

"This is going to be a transformative copper mine for the DRC. By building a smelter and treating metal on site, we will produce sulfuric acid as a by-product, which is in desperate demand" in the country, Friedland told delegates at this week’s Mines and Money London 2012 conference. "It will be bigger than (the) Tenke Fungurume (copper-cobalt mine) in measured, indicated and inferred resources. There’s nothing to compare to Kamoa." ....

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