ruashi is a copper and cobalt mine in katanga province located within the democratic republic of congo. this mine is made up of three open pits along with a modern solvent extraction electro-winning processing plant. ruashi mining started production way back in 1911.
ruashi mine is an open cast mining operation and the deposit is mined by conventional open-pit mining methods using truck and excavator combinations. it has an annual production capacity of approximately 38.5 kt of copper and 5 kt of cobalt. ruashi i is largely mined out up to a depth of approximately 52 m below surface (1 240 amsl).
the ruashi mine is an open-pit copper and cobalt mine operated by metorex that is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from lubumbashi in katanga province democratic republic of the congo. the project includes a plant to concentrate the ore from the ruashi and etoile mines and a modern solvent extraction electrowinning (sx-ew) processing plant.
ruashi mine lubumbashi haut-katanga dr congo : a cu-co deposit worked from an open cut since 1911. mining companies statistics users mineral museums mineral shows & events the mindat directory device settings. ruashi copper cobalt processing plant in 2007 ruashi mine lubumbashi haut-katanga dr congo.
consequently many mining companies have their headquarters in lubumbashi. some of the larger mining companies in the area include tenke fungurume ruashi mining mck mmr and crec. the gecamines slag heap (pictured below) towers over parts of the city it is seen by some as the symbol of the city!
ruashi mine lubumbashi haut-katanga dr congo field of view: 70 mm rare muscovite specimen from ruashi. ex r. van dooren collection. he told me such specimens lie on the ground by the ton but few where picked up.