Falconbridge's Copper Operations in Uganda

Kilembe is situated in the foothills of the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda. Precambrian stratiform copper deposits are currently being mined at a rate of 90,000 tons per month. Complex ore structures and variable ground conditions have led to diverse mining methods in the past. New mining areas contain more shallow-dipping, highly contorted orebodies, in heavy ground. Cut-and-fill mining will be practised in the future. The geology, mining and milling are described.
Keywords: chalcopyrite, diamond drilling, Kilembe Copper Cobalt Limited, stoping, copper, Deposits, Mine, Mines, Ore, Ores, Stoping
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