Botswana: African Copper Gets Full Mining License For Thakadu Deposit

Botswana, Economy, mining — By AfricaTimes on December 14, 2010 3:58 pm

Approved mine lease area is restricted to underground mining processes, thereby avoiding disturbance of the archaeological site. African Copper anticipates that the current interim open pit cut design would allow for extraction of about 1.4 million metric tons of ore. It is having further consultations on mining out the ore reserve directly underneath the Thakadu archaeological site, but said once these talks have concluded it will seek a licence to conduct open pit mining there as well. Afri can Copper PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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