SMM7, January 1: the Minister of the Interior of the Democratic Republic of the Congo said recently that all illegal miners in Glencore's KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine under Glencore (Glencore) would be expelled by Sunday.
On 27 June, the KOV open-pit copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore (Glencore) in (KCC), Kamoto Copper Mining area, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, partially collapsed, killing at least 43 illegal miners.
The mine is one of Zambia's largest copper mines, with KCC producing 152400 tons of copper and 11100 tons of cobalt last year. Glencore's nearby Mutanda project produced 199000 tons of copper and 27300 tons of cobalt last year.
Artisanal mining on the edge of commercial mining areas is a major problem for the whole of Africa. Outdated and unregulated mining methods used by miners tend to endanger safety, so mining accidents in the Congo alone kill dozens of people each year. "related news-41 people were killed in the collapse of Glencore's copper and cobalt mine in the Congo, with copper production of 152400 metal tons last year.
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