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Moon Metal's core business is that of pyrometallurgical extraction, i.e. smelting of copper and the right proportions of other minerals at a high temperature.

These high temperature processes first roast copper ore, then smelt it in a furnace, oxidize and reduce the molten products to progressively remove sulfur, iron, silicon and oxygen to leave behind relatively pure copper. This continuous smelting process takes place within a lining-less water jacket cupola furnace that can operate at temperatures of around 1,100°C.

Moon Metal's operations are situated at Likasi (110 kilometres northwest of Lubumbashi) and are strategically located in the vicinity of rich copper ore deposits.

The final product is black copper, a 94% - 97% grade of pure copper, in the form of ingots, each weighing about 160 kilograms.