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Kamoa-Kakula Phase 1 concentrator reaches steady-state, sets daily production record

TSX-listed Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines reports that the 3.8-million-tonne-a-year Phase 1 concentrator plant at its Kamoa-Kakula mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has met all design criteria and now is operating at steady-state, setting a new daily production record of about 729 t of copper.

Work is under way to further enhance the plant’s operating performance – in October, the operation produced 323 368 t of ore at an average feed grade of 5.89% copper, thereby exceeding the monthly design run rate of 316 667 t.

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