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Dikulushi Copper Project

Project Summary

Client:

Anvil Mining

Location:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date:

2007 - 2008

Scope:

Stope Design and Mechanised Production Drilling including workforce training and fleet maintenance.

The Dikulushi mine is located in south-east DRC, in Haut Katanga District, Katanga Province, approximately 25 km from the western shore of Lake Mweru and approximately 450 km north of Lubumbashi.  The mine can be accessed by air from Lubumbashi, or by road from Zambia and thereafter across Lake Mweru by boat.

Byrnecut was initially engaged to undertake the optimisation of the production activities on site, this consisted of stope drill and blast design right through to execution of the mechanised drilling, blasting and extraction of ore.

Byrnecut was later requested to take over all mining operations becoming responsible for all mechanised lateral development and production activities, fleet maintenance and work force training.

Poor market conditions saw the contract terminated prematurely.