Drawing ahead

Paul Moore visited South Africas flagship underground hard-rock mine - the Palabora copper blockcave in Limpopo province - to see the existing fleet and hear about the new Lift II expansion project

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The Palabora copper mine, operated by 57% shareholder Rio Tinto via operating company Palabora Mining Co (PMC), is a major underground block-cave mine, producing at least 30,000t/d of copper ore.

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