CIEMC 2013 - 1st Congo International Mining Conference & Exhibition
Venue: Palais Des Congres
|Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2013||End Date/Time: Oct 04, 2013|
On behalf of the Ministry of Mines & Geology, Republic of Congo, we are delighted to welcome you to the Republic of Congo’s first Mining Conference & Exhibition. This event will take place at the Palais des Congres, Brazzaville from 3 – 4 October 2013. The event will be organised in association with AME Trade Ltd.
CIEMC-I will be a turnkey event covering the opportunities and challenges associated with doing business in the Republic of Congo’s rapidly growing and potential filled mining industry. It will feature a two days of conference sessions, a trade exhibition, interactive workshops and technical and touristic excursions. Although an inaugural event CIEMC will take place on a biannual basis and aim to be establish itself as Central Africa’s leading mining industry event.The main theme of the event is: “The diversification of the Congolese Economy through realising the potential of its mineral resources”
The Republic of Congo will establish itself in the next half decade as a major player in both the worldwide and Africa’s mining industry. Don’t miss out on finding out where the potential lies at CIEMC 2013!Recent achievements in the Congolese Mining Industry include:
- In April 2005, Republic of Congo introduced a new Mining Code under Law4-2005. The new mining code offers attractive terms and establishes a clear regime from exploration and exploitation agreements
- Iron Ore: Congo possesses some of West and Central Africa’s largest deposits of iron ore and other discoveries in Gabon and Cameroon could make the region a new worldwide iron ore hub. Projects in Congo include: Zanaga (6,800Mt), Mayoko (2,500Mt ) Mayoko-Moussondji (767 Mt) Badondo (exploration target 1.3 – 2.2 billion tonnes), Avima (690Mt), Nabeba ( 1720 Mt) as well as Youkou, Okanabora and Oyabi, which are under exploration
- Congo soon to become a worldwide top-10 producer of phosphate rock Phosphate mine at its Hinda project in Kouilou Province combines two adjacent permits (Hinda and Kolatchikanou) The resource totals 531Mt, a beneficiation plant is to be built, producing annually 4Mt ( which could double to 8Mt per annum)of beneficiated phosphate rock
- Congo among the world’s lowest-cost potash producers: The Mengo Mine is expected to produce 1.2Mt/y. A mine and a processing plant will each produce 0.6 Mt/y. A potash export terminal is being initiated near Pointe-Noire with a 150,000t storage facility. The Sintoukola project has a resource is estimated at 1,320Mt.
- Copper – lead – zinc: Reneville and Kingouala during the colonial era produced high grade copper deposits, exploration has now started againBoko Songo copper and Yanga Koubanza lead-zinc prospects in Bouenza Department are currently being explored
- Gold: Archean Mayoko greenstone belt, a past producer of alluvial gold and large gem diamonds. Is the concentration for companies exploring in the Niari Province. Artisanal miners regularly find gold in Kelle, Kakamoeka, Mayoko and in Souanké.
- Diamonds: Exploration is ongoing in the Lepandza and the Ngouaka diamond prospects on the Malambani permit and the Vourapa prospect on the Camp Socobois permit, Niari Province. Alluvial diamond exploration barges work on the Congo river at Mimbely and Bangui-Motaba