Copper Mining in Africa

Copper Mining in Africa

Copper mining in Africa predominantly stems from mining projects in the DRC (49 projects), Zambia (43 mining projects) and Namibia (27 projects) – with a total of 161 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 161 copper mining projects in Africa.

AMIQ details Africa’s copper mining hotspots:

Contact Africa Mining IQ today on +27 11 830 2132 to expand your business within the copper mining sector!

How AMIQ allows you to target copper mining in Africa:

We help companies grow their business by giving them the intelligence they need to accurately target business opportunities across Africa. This intelligence includes:

  • Up-to-date project information: real-time reporting, monitoring, charting and statistical analysis on over 1 850 African mining projects
  • Essential contact details: the Africa Mining IQ database has the key contact details (telephone and email) of mining companies, mine owners, project suppliers and project management personnel
  • Project by location or mineral targeting: with an intuitive search facility Africa Mining IQ allows you to target business according to minerals mined or location of African mining projects
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AMIQ grants you key contact info for copper mining projects in Africa:

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.

Click here to view an example of an AMIQ contact sheet!

How is copper mined in Africa?

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.

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Africa Mining IQ is Africa’s largest online database for mining intelligence, granting you exclusive access to the biggest mining companies and mining projects in Africa.

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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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.

Contact Africa Mining IQ today on +27 11 830 2132 to target business opportunities in Africa's growing mining industry!

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