Month: March 2023

Environment, Community, and Mine Closure

Cost-effectively solve your environmental challenges while minimizing liabilities and complying with regulations Download Brochures Proactive environmental planning allows you to minimize liability while taking account of key issues. Our experienced environmental experts will help you comply with regulations and apply cost-effective, technically sound solutions to your environmental challenges. From initial resource mapping through to mine […]

Mining Project Evaluation

Mining Project Evaluation

Mitigate risks and maximise value through comprehensive, independent studies and reviews by multidisciplinary global experts Download Brochures When you plan a new mine or investment, our worldwide team of multidisciplinary specialists can provide a comprehensive, integrated approach to your viability studies (including scoping, feasibility and prefeasibility), due diligence reviews, economic evaluations, and risk assessments. Based […]

Mineral Exploration

Mineral Exploration

Add value to your project by using the latest exploration techniques and innovative technologies to design and implement your exploration programme Download Brochures We review, assess, design, and implement exploration programmes to answer critical geological questions while adhering to exploration budgetary constraints. Our geologists have expert knowledge of the mechanisms of orebody formation and distribution […]

DRC: Gécamines takes over the artisanal cobalt mining sector

DRC: Gécamines takes over the artisanal cobalt mining sector

By Christophe Le Bec Officially launched on 31 March, EGC – a new subsidiary of Gécamines – is intended to formalise and clean up a previously opaque artisanal mining sector. It will partner with Swiss commodities giant Trafigura, the US NGO Pact, and the UK auditors Kumi, using blockchain technology to track minerals as they […]

Lithium mining in DRC could make it a top global supplier

Lithium mining in DRC could make it a top global supplier

By Muriel Devey Malu-Malu Although it does not yet produce lithium, the Democratic Republic of Congo looks set to become one of the world’s suppliers of this metal, classified as strategic by the Congolese authorities in 2018, by as early as 2022. In the provinces of Tanganyika and Haut-Lomami, in the south-east of the DRC, […]

Glencore to reopen one of world’s biggest cobalt mines in Congo

Glencore to reopen one of world’s biggest cobalt mines in Congo

By Bloomberg Glencore Plc could reopen its Mutanda Mining copper and cobalt project in Democratic Republic of Congo by the end of 2021, about two years after idling the mine. Congo’s new mines minister, Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi met with representatives from the Swiss company Monday to discuss the restart of the mine, which closed in […]

Congo reviews US$6.2 billion China mining deal as criticism grows

Congo reviews US$6.2 billion China mining deal as criticism grows

By BloomBerg News The Democratic Republic of Congo began reviewing a $6.2 billion minerals-for-infrastructure deal with China that’s faced growing criticism since President Felix Tshisekedi came to power almost three years ago. Congo’s council of ministers agreed to create a commission to investigate “major legal, technical and financial problems observed in the collaboration agreement” between […]