Category: DRC
38 Posts
POSTED ON March 10, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a big, lush, mineral-rich country in the heart of Sub Saharan Africa, currently produces roughly 6% of the world’s copper (approx 1 million tonnes per annum). Mining engineer and CFA Tom Meyer, an equity research analyst with CIBC World Markets, is concerned DRC supply could be in jeopardy, compounding… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 05, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in South Africa jointly announced today that the mining right for the development and operation of the Platreef project has been finalized and work can resume immediately. Work at Platreef, which will be one of the world’s largest platinum mines, had been delayed since May… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 16, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

As stated in our article yesterday, Ivanhoe Mines is currently (emphasis on currently) under capitalized to move Kamoa and Kipushi forward with major developments until the company secures some sort of financing for them.  However, as we stated, these two projects are absolutely world-class and they are controlled by Robert Friedland which means they will be financed in one way or another soon (joint venture, spin-off, equity, strategic investor).… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 03, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines has commenced drilling underground at the historic Kipushi Mine in the D.R. Congo some 1225 meters below surface and less than 1 kilometer from the Zambia border. Kipushi was one of the world’s richest copper, zinc, germanium and precious metals mines from 1924 until 1993; it was flooded in 2011. Ivanhoe… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 27, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines has just shared a photo album documenting progression at the company’s three Africa projects: · The Kamoa copper discovery in a previously unknown extension of the Central African Copperbelt in the DRC’s Province of Katanga. · The Platreef Discovery of platinum-group elements, nickel, copper and gold on the Northern Limb of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 17, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

SIGN UP FOR CEO.CA’S FREE LIST  |  MORE PHOTOS  |  DISCLAIMER The reality distortion field, made famous by Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson, is a personal intensity and vision so powerful it bends people to your will, convincing them of a project’s higher purpose. Isaacson describes this capacity for influence as a notorious trait of Steve Jobs,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 31, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

By 1994, it was emerging that Alumbrera, our huge copper and gold project in Argentina, was shaping up to become a very large deposit. With the impending sale of our interests to a major mining company, I began to ponder our next venture. I asked John C. Thornton, noted geologist from Tucson, Arizona, where the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 30, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

We think the risk/reward proposition for buyers of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) is quite attractive from current levels (below 1.70). From a Technical Analysis perspective, the multi-month falling wedge has dropped into the 1.50-1.70 support zone. Volume has also dried up which we like to see before a big bounce – $2.00 is a reasonable short… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 07, 2014 BY Troy Nazarewicz

There was an interesting article in the Globe today on Tesla that is important to the cobalt market. Long-term investors can catch a ride with Tesla Excerpt (emphasis ours): Think about battery volume alone. Tesla’s goal is to ship 700,000 cars in 2019, which requires a 24-fold growth from production volume last quarter. This would give… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 18, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX) has completed  dewatering activities to the main working level of the historic and high-grade Kipushi copper-zinc-germanium-lead and precious-metals mine (68% IVN, 32% state-mining company) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The mine’s underground workings were extensively flooded during the previous 18 years when the mine was on care-and-maintenance as a former… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 10, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

On Monday, the Mexican senate approved a draft energy bill which would allow, for the first time in 75 years, private foreign investment into the oil and gas sector in their country.  Mexico is the number 10 global oil producer and has been controlled by the state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).  That state-run entity has seen crude… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 05, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

A new mineral exploration company to watch, Kaizen Discovery, will commence trading in Toronto tomorrow under the symbol KZD. Kaizen was born out of an amalgamation with HPX TechCo (50% owned by Robert Friedland) and Concordia Resource Corp. Kaizen will be 85% owned by HPX TechCo (Private) and 15% by Concordia shareholders. The company will… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 04, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Lundin Mining (LUN:TSX), Lukas Lundin’s namesake multi-billion dollar base metal mining company, announced today that they would be spending in excess of $460 million in capital in 2014, (compared to an estimated $255 million for fiscal 2013).  The bulk of the spending, $300 million will go towards completing construction of the Humboldt mill and their recently acquired Eagle mine,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 18, 2013 BY The Canadian Press

LUBUMBASHI, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo – Mining promoter Robert Friedland has released a preliminary economic assessment for a major Congolese copper discovery that he says could be one of the world’s lowest-cost producers. A preliminary economic assessment released Monday by Friedland says a two-phase mine at the site could be worth US$4.3 billion… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 07, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

According to a private source close to China’s largest gold producer, China National Gold Group, that group is looking at investing in Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX).  The source claims the state-owned China National Gold is interested in acquiring a stake in Ivanhoe’s Platreef project.  The Platreef project is a thick, high-grade Flatreef platinum-palladium-gold-nickel-copper-rhodium deposit in South… Continue Reading

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