Copper production bounces back in Botswana

Botswana looks set to boost southern African copper supply with Khoemacau Copper Mining, a subsidiary of United States-based Cupric Canyon Capital, planning to open a mine in the country’s Kalahari copper belt.

The planned mine has an initial annual production of 62,000 tonnes of copper (and 1.9 million oz of silver), with managers hoping to increase yearly production to over 100,000 tonnes of copper and three million oz of silver. Australian mining services company Barminco is working with Khoemacau Copper Mining, to develop the mine, provide underground mining services and drilling. Anthony Siwawa, chief executive officer of the Botswana Chamber of Mines, welcomed the development, saying ore should be produced next year. Noting that mine work is already underway, with the construction of three box cuts to ore body declines, he told Fastmarkets: “By...


INS - Andrew Maramwidze

October 09, 2019

02:32 GMT