Copper mining in Africa predominantly stems from mining projects in the DRC (48 projects), Zambia (34 mining projects) and Namibia (21 projects) – with a total of 134 copper mining projects throughout Africa.
Due to its excellent conducting properties, copper’s pivotal role in electronics manufacturing makes it a continually sought-after mineral – and a growing commodity throughout Africa.
Targeting business in Africa’s copper mining industry requires up-to-date, accurate mining intelligence. Africa Mining IQ (AMIQ) is Africa's largest mining intelligence database and provides detailed, actionable mining intelligence for over 134 copper mining projects in Africa.
AMIQ details Africa’s copper mining hotspots:
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We help companies grow their business by giving them the intelligence they need to accurately target business opportunities across Africa. This intelligence includes:
As part of our offering to clients, Africa Mining IQ maintains an up-to-date and detailed contact sheet for all listed copper mining projects in Africa!
We’ve got the phone numbers and email addresses of owners, project engineers and project suppliers for 1 850 African mining projects, enabling strong mining business opportunities in Africa.
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Various mining methods were developed specifically for copper mining in Africa. These included the development and use of trolley-assist haul truck systems in open cast mines. Methods for copper mining also began to include in-pit crushing, and computerised truck dispatching. Underground ore extraction is also a typical method of copper mining in Africa.
The beneficiation process typically begins at the comminution stage, where mined ore – from open cast mines or underground mines – is crushed into small particles. Particles are then separated to remove any gangue. The following steps involve the physical liberation of metal from the rock by either the hydrometallurgical liberation process or the froth flotation methods, depending on whether the ore is oxide ore, or sulphide ore, respectively. The now concentrated ore is smelted for further refinement, eventually reaching purity levels of between 99% and 99.5%.
Industrial-scale copper mining in Africa typically goes back as far as 1966, to when the Palabora Mining Company opened the first open-cast copper mine in South Africa, known as the Palabora Copper Mine. This mine is iconic for copper mining in Africa, as it is one of the largest and the deepest open cast mines in the world.
The database not only contains detailed information on over 1 850 African mining projects but also provides researched and verified monthly reports on mineral, regional and project phase growth that spans the entire continent.
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Project Contact Information
Africa Mining IQ is the ONLY African mining intelligence database that guarantees a key contact per mine owner / project engineer or project supplier. All African mining projects are carefully researched and verified by a team of researchers.
Africa Mining IQ Reporting
In depth analysis reports delve into African mining project statistics such as number of projects per region per phase, and have been created for you to download and use for tendering and project tracking purposes.
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