At Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), one of our six values is openness. On this page, we regularly publish images of our copper and cobalt operations located near Kolwezi in the Lualaba region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The below satellite image with a 0.5 m resolution shows our active operations and is updated regularly. The imagery includes KCC’s operations within our perimeter wall (the T-wall). See section below for additional information on the satellite image.
Date of image: November 2023
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Ground and air views
Additional information on satellite image
The satellite image is published unredacted except for the stockyard of cobalt hydroxide bags which is blurred for commercial reasons. The image is updated approximately monthly, even if poor weather conditions limit what’s visible. Previously uploaded satellite images can be viewed by clicking on the legend at the top of the satellite image. Note that the satellite image can have some colour differentiation due to the time lapse in capturing the full site.
Reference satellite views
Below are some typical landforms that can be observed on our site.
Satellite views of artisanal cobalt mining in other parts of Lualaba
As a contrast reference, this is what artisanal mining looks like in satellite images. This section displays typically observed landforms where organised artisanal mining takes or has taken place.