About us

Ivanhoe Mines is a leading diversified mining company focused on discovering, developing and producing the critical resources essential for a low-carbon future. With a portfolio of tier-one assets, we provide exposure to copper, zinc, nickel, palladium, platinum, rhodium and other green metals. We believe that mining, done right, with purpose, vision, and a commitment to environmental and social responsibility, will play a significant role in the world’s transition to clean energy.

Our Values

Our core values underlie a company-wide culture that embraces ingenuity, tenacity and compassion. We believe these guiding principles will lead Ivanhoe to a prosperous future for all stakeholders while also making significant contributions to a cleaner, healthier planet.


We are both clever and inventive in our approach. We are a transformational mining company with the people, processes and passion to do it better.


Mining is a complex business. It takes long-term thinking, dedication and perseverance to doing it right.


We value a more inclusive path to mine discovery, development and production. We care about the people and communities we work with and approach situations with kindness and consideration.

Platinum Group Metals

What We Produce

Our History

Our Journey

  • Kamoa-Kakula’s debottlenecking program begins which will increase processing capacity of Phase 1 & 2 concentrators to a combined total of 9.2mt of ore per year
  • Platreef announces exceptional results of its 2022 Feasibility Study
  • Construction begins of a solar power plant to power Platreef with clean, renewable electricity
  • Platreef’s Production Shaft 1 completed
  • Ivanhoe and Gécamines host ceremony commemorating the start of construction activities at Kipushi Mine
  • Platreef shaft 1 sinking completed
  • Company veteran, Marna Cloete, promoted to the role of President
  • Two distinguished female business leaders, Nunu Ntshingila and Martie Janse van Rensburg, appointed as Ivanhoe directors
  • Strategic C$723 million equity investment in Ivanhoe by China-based CITIC Metals
  • Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe appointed as an Ivanhoe director
  • Ivanhoe Founder, Robert Friedland inducted into Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
  • Second major high-grade copper discovery made by Ivanhoe’s geologists (Kakula)
  • Kamoa demonstrated by Wood Mackenzie as largest ever copper discovery on the African  continent
  • Colin Spence Award (Flatreef Discovery)
  • Construction begins on a box-cut and decline for the Kansoko Mine on the Kamoa Deposit
  • Platreef B-BBEE structure established and mining right awarded
  • Acquired 68% interest in Kipushi Zinc Mine
  • Itochu acquires 8% additional interest in the Platreef Project
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Mwadingusha hydropower plant upgrade concluded with DRC state-owned power company
  • Exploration permits (DRC and South Africa) acquired
  • MOU is announced to export concentrate from Kamoa-Kakula via Lobito Rail Corridor
  • Two female African leaders join the board of directors; Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Ms. Delphine Traoré
  • Debottlenecking of Kamoa-Kakula’s Phase 1 & Phase 2 concentrators completed
  • Economic results announced of Kamoa-Kakula 2023 Integrated Development Plan
  • Ivanhoe Mines and Gécamines agree on off-take and financing terms to return Kipushi Mine to production
  • Commercial production at Kakula begins on 1 July
  • Agreement with DRC state-owned power company extended to include Inga II hydropower complex turbine 5 upgrade
  • Emissions-free, battery-electric equipment purchased for Platreef underground mine development
  • Robert Friedland inducted into American Mining Hall of Fame
  • Full-scale construction of Phase 1 mine and concentrator operation at Kamoa-Kakula commenced
  • 27km road linking Kamoa-Kakula with the Kolwezi airport constructed
  • Ivanhoe issues prefeasibility study for the rebirth of Kipushi Mine
  • Kakula box-cut completed and Kakula West deposit  discovered
  • Kipushi drilling program completed
  • Landmark agreement concluded with Zijin for Kamoa development
  • Ivanhoe’s geological team receives the prestigious Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award (Kamoa discovery)
  • Mining license for the Kamoa-Kakula Mining Complex awarded
  • Successful initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Ivanhoe Mines geologists discover major, high-grade copper deposit in the DRC (Kamoa)

Our Operations and Projects

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