The Democratic Republic of Congo is immensely rich in natural resources. A large belt of copper deposits stretches from Katanga into neighboring Zambia. The so-called Copperbelt is one of the richest sources of copper in the world, containing over 10% of the world’s copper reserves.
Mawson West Ltd (MWE) is an Australian-based copper producer, developer, and explorer. MWE’s focus is on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its major asset is its 90% ownership of the tenements which are governed by the Dikulushi Mining Convention and which are held by its 90%-owned subsidiary, Anvil Mining Congo SARL. The tenements cover a land package of approximately 7,300 sqkm and encompass the company’s two main projects, the Dikulushi copper/silver mine and the Kapulo copper exploration and development project as well as multiple exploration targets.
Since mid-2007, when MWE started work on the Kapulo project, the company has defined over 200,000 tons of copper. The Dikulushi mine was purchased in mid-2010 and was refurbished and recommissioned. MWE is now producing approximately 400 tons of copper and 35,000 ounces of silver per month from treatment of a low-grade stockpile.
AIT Consulting is providing consultations including rain water run-off modeling, designing components of the 200m deep pit dewatering system, preliminary works for 3D geological modeling and various other tasks to support the many mining projects of Mawson West Ltd.