Copper and cobalt being the main minerals to be mined in the area.
Although gold, diamonds, manganese and many other minerals are also to be found here.
Consequently many mining companies have their headquarters in Lubumbashi. Some of the larger mining companies in the area include Tenke Fungurume, Ruashi Mining, MCK, MMR, and CREC.
The Gecamines slag heap (pictured below) towers over parts of the city, it is seen by some as the symbol of the city! It has reduced considerably in height in recent years as the processing plant is working to extract cobalt with new technologies that weren’t available when the slag was first deposited on this site.
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