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Mowana Copper Mine, South Africa

Producer of



North-east Botswana, South Africa


Under licence from the Botswana government

Geology Type

Sedimentary basin

Mineral Type

Oxide, supergene and sulphide ores

Reserve Base

87.67Mt at 0.71% (M&I Resources), including 14.8Mt at 1.11% (P&P reserves in the open pit)

Annual Production

From 5,500t in 2008 to 29,000t in 2012

Mining Method

Open pit with potential for future underground expansion

Processing Method

Crushing, flotation and filtering of the concentrates



Open Pit

Predominantly Komatsu – 2 × DM 30 drill rigs, 14 ×785 dump trucks, 3 × D275 and 2 × 375 dozers, PC1250 excavator, WA800 and 430 front-end loaders, WA 430 tyre handler, PC300 excavator, GD825 grader,

2 × DK25 drill rigs and 3 × PC3000 face shovels

Processing Plant

Senet-designed flowsheet; primary crusher: Osborn Telsmith 36×48 double toggle jaw crusher; secondary and tertiary crushers: Osborn Telsmith 44H and 68H; FFE overflow mill; Bateman sulphide and oxide float cells

Engineering Contractor

RSV Engineering Inc

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