Tin price rise predicted after DRC bridge collapse disrupts Alphamin's Bisie mine shipments

Stagnant tin prices could be set to climb after a bridge collapsed on a key route to Alphamin Resources' Bisie tin mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa.

The Mauritius-based mining company confirmed this week that the Maiko Bridge at Lubutu - on a key route to the Bisie tin mine in the Walikale territory of DRC - collapsed on October 30, some 53 kilometers southeast of Kisangani.
Alphamin’s Bisie tin project is widely regarded as the world’s richest tin deposit. The average tin mine globally holds around 0.8% tin-grade material, with Bisie holding a 4.5% tin-grade. 

The mine is expected to...

Published

Hassan Butt

November 11, 2019

15:19 GMT

London