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?: TFM completed its second phase expansion project in early 2013 which included optimizing the current plant and increasing mine, mill and processing capacity. The expanded mill facility throughput rates averaged 14,900 metric tons of ore per day (mtd) in 2013, compared with original design capacity of 14,000 mtd, enabling an increase in Tenke's copper production to over 430 million pounds per year. The addition of a second sulphuric acid plant is expected to be completed in 2016.

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. Tenke completed its second phase expansion in 2013.

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

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
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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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Tenke Fungurume ESIA, March 2007
Volume A, Volume B, Volume C, Volume D, Volume E

French ESIA