Mining in DRC

Mining in DRC

Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has largely been dependent on cobalt, diamonds, gold and copper, which are mined by Artisanal and Small- Scale Mining (ASM) operations. These operations employ around 12.5 million people. The future of mining in the country relies on the vast amount of minerals that are yet to be tapped into.

According to Africa Mining IQ (AMIQ), Tenke Fungurume II project is the largest copper mine in the DRC. Although the project mentions bi-minerals such as cobalt, mining in the DRC is dependent on this type of copper extraction.

We currently track mining projects and mines in the region across all stages of development. Among these projects is the Kinsevere Mine, located 30 km north of Lubumbashi, in the Kipushi Territory in the Katanga Province. Owned by MMG Limited, this is one of the most important copper mines in the world, comprising 3 stratiform deposits in alternating dolomitic and terrigenous formations.

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What makes the DRC such a valuable mining destination?

The DRC is the world’s largest producer of copper, possessing some of the richest copper belts in the world. It is also the biggest producer of cobalt, and the second largest producer of diamonds. It also has rich deposits of gold, zinc, tin and potash.

Get all the info you need on mining in the DRC, including comprehensive key contact details, with Africa Mining IQ.


Project contact information

Africa Mining IQ is the ONLY African online portal for mining intelligence that guarantees a comprehensive key contact per mine owner/ project engineer and project consultant. All African mining projects and mines are carefully researched and verified by a team of project-co-ordinators.

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Mining Companies in the DRC

With untapped deposits of cobalt, diamonds, gold, copper and other minerals, the DRC is a key mining destination, with a large number of mining companies operating across the country.

Mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo include both large, international mining houses and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining companies (ASM).


List of executable mining companies in the DRC:

  • Amani Gold
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Armadale Capital Plc
  • Eurasian Resources Group
  • Metorex
  • Nzuri Copper Limited
  • Glencore Xstrata Plc
  • Ivanhoe Mines
  • Randgold Resources
  • Shalina Resources
  • SNEL
  • Tiger Resources


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Get more information on mining companies in the DRC

Africa Mining IQ is the continent’s largest mine information portal. We host over 2 000 projects and mines, some of which are located in the DRC. We constantly track and report on the progress of each mining project and mining operation, providing key insights into what developments are happening and where. This includes comprehensive key contact details for mine owners and project consultants for each project or mine. We currently host over 1,260 mining companies and engineers located worldwide participating in the mining market throughout Africa!

Here’s how Africa Mining IQ can benefit your company:

  • Be in the loop early in the project, with comprehensive key contacts to mine owners and project consultants
  • AMIQ is a lead generation platform to aid sales and business development efforts!
  • Keep a close eye on developing projects aligned to your business and identify new sales opportunities
  • Receive daily, weekly or monthly alerts on new projects added as well as existing projects and mines that have been updated
Tenke Fungurume is listed by Africa Mining IQ as the largest copper mine in the DRC operation

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