Tenke Fungurume

Description: The Tenke Fungurume mine includes surface mining, leaching and SX/EW operations.

Location: Approximately 110 miles northwest of Lubumbashi in the Katanga province of the DRC.

Did you know?: An expansion of the project to optimize the current plant and increase capacity was substantially completed at the end of 2012. The expanded mill is capable of throughput of 14,000 metric tons of ore per day, and expanded processing facilities will enable the addition of approximately 150 million pounds of copper per year. The expansion project included mill upgrades, additional mining equipment, a new tankhouse and an additional sulphuric acid plant (which is expected to be completed in 2015).

Ores: Sediment-hosted copper and cobalt deposits with oxide, mixed oxide-sulfide and sulfide mineralization. The dominant oxide minerals are malachite, pseudomalachite and heterogenite. Important sulfide minerals consist of bornite, carrollite, chalcocite and chalcopyrite.

Background: Initial copper production commenced in March 2009. Targeted copper production rates were achieved in September 2009 and the cobalt and sulphuric acid plants were commissioned in third-quarter 2009.

Ownership*: 56% FCX; 24% Lundin Mining Corporation (Lundin); and
20% La Générale des Carriéres et des Mines (Gécamines), which is wholly owned by the Government of the DRC.

Fast Facts on the Tenke Fungurume Operations
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Tenke Fungurume Economic Impact Study Summary
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Tenke Fungurume Community Investment Information
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TFM ESIA 2014 Addendum – Background Information Document and Comment Sheet, March 2014
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TFM Oxide Project ESIA, August 2013
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Land Access, Compensation, and Resettlement Policy Framework, November 2012
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Tenke Fungurume Phase II Addendum Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), March 2011
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Resettlement Action Plan Implementation Report, 2009
Tenke Fungurume ESIA, March 2007
Volume A, Volume B, Volume C, Volume D, Volume E

French ESIA