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Copper mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo .

The Katanga, or Shaba, copperbelt in the DRC is a belt about 70 kilometres (43 mi) wide and 250 kilometres (160 mi) long between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi formed in rocks of the Katanga Supergroup. There are 72 economic deposits of copper/cobalt and four large mining centers.

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Congo, Democratic Republic - Mining and Minerals , export.gov

International mining companies attracted by high grade and low cost mines, may be increasingly attracted to the DRC’s copper wealth situated on the copper belt in the southern part of the country. In 2016, the DRC produced 1,021,634 tons of copper, which exceeded forecasts and

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The Central African Copper Belt , Geology for Investors