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Mapping of the Artisanal Copper-Cobalt Mining Sector in the Provinces of Haut-Katanga and Lualaba in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The BGR organized an inventory and analysis of the national artisanal copper-cobalt sector by means of an ASM mine survey carried out in the DRC's key cobalt-producing provinces of Lualaba and Haut-Katanga in April and May 2019. The survey was conducted by the multi-stakeholder field teams comprising the BGR, the Carter Center and the Congolese artisanal mining authority, SAEMAPE. Field teams were deployed to register data from a total of 102 artisanal mines producing copper and cobalt, 58 of which eventually provided detailed administrative and socio-economic data.

Additional Info

Publication Year
2019
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.bgr.bund.de/
Data Source Classification
National Survey
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - OBSERVATION, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Formalization, Governance, Large-scale Mining, Supply Chains, Economic, Income, Social, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods
Minerals
Cobalt
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
October 27, 2020