Alphamin exempt from DRC smelting requirements

Reuters has reported that Alphamin are now exempt from export rulings that required miners to smelt concentrates within the DRC. According to the news agency, miners producing cobalt, tin, tungsten, tantalum, and/or copper were required to upgrade their concentrates...

Alphamin plans Bisie improvements

Alphamin Resources plans to further improve tin recovery at its Bisie mine, while expanding the Mineral Resource into the Mpama South ore body. A lot of work has gone into improving the processing plant at Bisie. “When we first commissioned the gravity concentration...

Alphamin announces record output in Q2

Alphamin has announced record production in Q2 due to higher-than-expected tin grades and a lack of impacts from the coronavirus. While Alphamin processed just 8% more ore at its Bisie site than in Q1, tin-in-concentrate production increased 29% to a quarterly record...

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...