• Short Summary

    A team of French industrialists and technicians touring the Zaire Republic (formerly Congo Democratic Republic) spent some time in the Katanga area recently -- inspecting the copper mines and smelting plants.

  • Description

    A team of French industrialists and technicians touring the Zaire Republic (formerly Congo Democratic Republic) spent some time in the Katanga area recently -- inspecting the copper mines and smelting plants. The visitors later said they were "extremely impressed" by what they saw. This film shows them touring the Gecomine installations in the southern Katanga district.

    SYNOPSIS: The Zaire Republic....and a recent visit there by a party of French industrialists and technicians. During their tour they inspected the copper installations in mineral-rich Katanga Province -- and the visitors later said they were "extremely impressed" by what they saw.

    Among the mines, smelting plants and other copper installations they visited were the 'Gecomine' mines and plants at Likasi, Shituru and Kambove. They watched the are being smelted and made into ingots; and toured a geological museum of important are samples found in the district. In Kambove, they inspected the workings at the open-cast mine there, which is said to use one of the most modern techniques available.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50TPECDQUICN7T1KSRS41DH58
    Media URN:
    VLVA50TPECDQUICN7T1KSRS41DH58
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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