Project overview

The Kipushi mine is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Zambian border 30 km south-west of Lubumbashi.

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Kipushi was once one of the world's major copper/zinc producers, but was forced to cease production in 1993 because of a lack of foreign exchange and operating supplies.

Today, above-ground infrastructure requires total rehabilitation, but the mine remains
in excellent condition.

Measured and indicated resources at the Kipushi Project, as calculated by Gecamines and verified by Neil Scott of International Mining Consultants Limited (a division of IMC group Consulting Limited) in August 2003, total 16.9 million tonnes grading 16.73% zinc and 2.32% copper and are set out in the following table. The cut-off grade used for these estimates was zero. Neil Scott is a qualified person within the meaning of Canmadian Instrument 43-101.

Kipushi Mineral Resource Summary 

Resource Classification

Levels (m)

Tonnes

Cu

Zn

%

Tonnes

%

Tonnes

Measured

100 -
1150

3,711,000

2.01

74,591

2.05

76,076

Measured

1150 -
1295

5,188,979

2.89

149,961

15.67

813,113

Total
Measured

 

8,899,979

2.53

225,169

9.99

889,108

Indicated

1295 -
1500

8,029,127

2.09

167,809

24.21

1,943,851

Total
Measured
& Indicated

 

16,929,106

2.32

392,755

16.73

2,832,239


Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Under an agreement with the Congolese state mining company GĂ©camines, Adastra's wholly owned subsidiary, Congolese Zinc Investment Ltd holds an exclusive option on the Kipushi mine redevelopment.



     
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