Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that has been ravaged by civil war in the 20th century, is treading the long road back to peace and civility. Mineral resources and the manner in which they have been exploited have been at the heart of DRC’s violence, anguish and misery. Artisanal mining has directly contributed to the formation of armed militias on the back of profits made and traded. The low-tech miners have destroyed potentially billions of dollars of value to the national finances through cherry picking the highest-grade areas of large deposits rendering them uneconomical for commercial exploitation. Alphamin is a TSXV-listed company trying to change things in DRC. With a commitment to conflict-free, responsible tin mining. CEO Boris Kamstra hopes the Bisie tin project will act as a catalyst to a new chapter in DRC’s mining story.
Publication: Resource Global Network