Falconbridge's Copper Operations in Uganda

CIM Bulletin, 1968

H. H. BIRD, Technical Services Manager, Kilembe Mines Limited, Kilembe, East Africa

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