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Tschudi Copper Project ground breaking ceremony

HE Mrs Marianne Young attended the ground breaking ceremony of the Tschudi Copper Project held near Tsumeb on Friday 8 November

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Tschudi Copper Project
HE Mrs Marianne Young and other dignitaries at the Tschudi Copper Project ground breaking ceremony

The British High Commissioner HE Mrs Marianne Young, together with the Minister of Mines and Energy, Honourable Isak Katali joined Weatherly Mining Namibia and stakeholders, on Friday 8 November at the launch of the N$900 million Tschudi mining copper project. The open pit mine is to be constructed 13 kilometres north of Tsumeb.

Tschudi will use heap leaching and solvent extraction technology to process the copper ore before passing it on to an electro-winning refinery that will produce the projected 17 000 tonnes per annum of pure refined copper.

The project will employ 800 people during the construction phase and will employ 600 when operations commence in the next 16 months.

It will be the first time in Namibia that this high level mining value-addition for copper will be achieved, creating final-product copper suitable for potential downstream manufacturing activities.

Published 13 November 2013