Ivanhoe hits record underground development at Kamoa-Kakula
Ivanhoe Mines said today it achieved 194,000 tonnes of development ore grading 4.01% copper mined in October, a 48% increase in tonnage over September’s output.
Pre-production ore stockpiles now contain approximately one million tonnes grading 3.47% copper.
Ivanhoe touted underground development, saying Kamoa-Kakula achieved another monthly record for underground development with 2,172 metres completed in October; more than 24.7 kilometres now complete – 7.9 km ahead of plan.
Overall progress of Kamoa-Kakula’s first phase, 3.8 Mtpa mining and milling operation now approximately 58% complete, with first production scheduled for July 2021.