Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 04 October 2010 – South African-based and JSE-listed Metorex Limited “’ a mid-tier mining group well-known as a base metal operator in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “’ has reported a 13% increase in September quarter copper production.
In a statement released here, the company said copper production for the three months to 30 September grew to 13 959t from 12 331t in the three months to the end of June 2010.
It added that cobalt production was up 36% to 1 074t for the quarter from 791t in June.
Copper and cobalt production at its core Ruashi operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) increased by 18% and 37% respectively.
“Operational improvements and project development continue to make good progress at Metorex,” said CEO Terence Goodlace. He pointed out that production increases at Ruashi would have been higher were it not for DRC power interruptions at the end of the quarter.