Bridge collapse dampens Bisie outlook

Alphamin Resources has been struck a blow in its ramp-up to full production at its Bisie mine after a key bridge collapsed along its export route. Concentrate produced from Alphamin‘s Bisie mine is usually trucked over the Maiko Bridge at Lubutu, then to...

Production triples at Bisie

Alphamin has continued its ramp-up of the Bisie tin mine, producing nearly 2,500 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate during the third quarter. This is up 269% on the previous quarter according to the company. All three factors affecting tin production increased during the...

DRC Chamber of Mines reports surge in tin production

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Chamber of Mines has reported annual mine production in the DRC of 10,756 tonnes of cassiterite ranging from 55% to 65% tin or 6,454 tonnes of tin assuming 60% Sn. (ITRI has not yet made any comparison of these mine...

DR Congo government hopes for new tin smelter

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in “very advanced talks” with Malaysia Smelting Corporation, the world’s third-biggest tin producer, to build a tin smelter in eastern Congo, Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu told Bloomberg. The plant would be built...