Kolwezi Copper Mine
Kolwezi Copper Mine
Kolwezi Copper Mine
Kolwezi Copper Mine
  • Location
    Kolwezi, DR Congo
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In operation
  • Deposit Type
    Sediment-hosted strata-bound copper-cobalt deposit
  • Reserves & resources
    Contained copper of 1.08Mt with grade of 4.17% and cobalt of 130,000t with grade of 0.12%
  • Mining & Processing methods
    Open-pit mining + hydrometallurgy
  • 2021 Production
    120,000 tonnes of mined copper and 1607 tonnes of cobalt
Key Operating Indicators for 2021
  • 58.8
    Total assets/100 million yuan
  • 36.3
    Net assets/100 million yuan
  • 72.2
    Operating income/100 million yuan
  • 28.4
    Net profit/100 million yuan
  • Project Overview

    La Compagnie Minière de Musonoie Global Société par Actions Simplifiée (COMMUS) in DR Congo owns two mining rights, covering an area of 3.359 km², including two sections in Kolwezi and Noyka.

    COMMUS is a successful example that innovatively adopted Chinese construction practices in Africa. Phase I construction was completed in 2 years, 6 months ahead of schedule. And it only took 9 months to complete Phase II, embodying the Zijin Speed of mine construction in Africa. The entire project has an annual production capacity of 100,000 tonnes of copper and 3,000 tonnes of cobalt.

    COMMUS is one of the founding members of the China Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa.