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Mawson West sells Dikulushi Cu concs to KCM

July 20, 2010 - 07:21 GMT Location: Brisbane

KEYWORDS: copper , Mawson West , Cu , KCM , Dikulushi , Kapulo

Mawson West has sold 700 tonnes of copper concentrates from its Dikulushi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the first sale since the mine was shuttered in 2008.

The concentrate was sold through trading house LN Metals to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia this week, Mawson ceo David Frances told MB, confirming that the rest of the Dikulushi concentrate will go to KCM. The Dikulushi operation will produce around 18,000 tonnes of copper concentrate over the next 15 months. It was put on care and maintenance by Anvil Mining in 2008 after copper prices plunged. Mawson, an Australia-based copper producer, bought the mine in April. It is using a low-grade stockpile to feed the $2 million refurbished mill which contains around 900,000 oz of silver by-credits. Mawson is ramping up...

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