Kipushi Mine

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Coordinates: 11°46′02″S 27°14′13″E / 11.76722°S 27.23694°E / -11.76722; 27.23694 Kipushi Mine (formerly Prince Léopold Mine) is an underground mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the town of Kipushi in the province of Katanga.[1] This was an active producing mine between 1925 and 1993, as of 2006 there was an estimated 16.9 million tons of ore in the measured and indicated categories, with a grade averaging of 16.7% zinc and 2.2% copper.[2]

The Kipushi Mine is now majority owned by Ivanplats.[3]


  1. ^ "Kipushi Mine Project". Infomine. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  2. ^ McKay, David (13 Sep 2006). "Glimmer of hope for Kumba’s Kipushi". Mining MX. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  3. ^ Mulligan, Gabriella (13 Sep 2012). "As Billionaire Robert Friedland’s Ivanplats Debuts In Toronto, Will Investors Go For The DRC?". Ventures Africa.