Call for Papers

Topics: geology, mining, metallurgy, materials science, technology, environmental protection, ... read more...

Time and Venue

The 49th IOC will be held
18 - 21 October, 2017 at
Hotel Jezero, Bor, Serbia
30 July 2017
hotel reservation deadline

Important Dates

15 June 2017
submission of a full-length paper
15 July 2017
notification of the papers acceptance
30 September 2017
final announcement and program

Conference fees

The Conference fee is
€ 130 - Net Amount
Conference fee payment
31 July 2017

Rakita Exploration doo Bor




Rakita Exploration doo Bor is a part of the Freeport McMoran Company, primarily engaged in test drilling, boring and core sampling for exploratory purposes in mining.

Freeport - McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) is the leading global mining company located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Freeport - McMoRan exploits large deposits, with long life operation at different geographical locations with significant proven and probable reserves and resources of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. Freeport - McMoRan is the largest registered worldwide manufacturer of copper, molybdenum and is significant gold, oil and gas producer.
Freeport portfolio included the Grasberg mining complex in Indonesia, the largest copper and gold mine in terms of estimated reserves, significant ore reserves in the North and South America, including the large-scale ore deposits as the Morenci and Safford mine in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra mines in South America, and also highly prospective ore deposit Tenke Fungurume in Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2012, Freeport - McMoRan produced 1.66 million tonnes of copper, 38.6 metric tons of molybdenum and 29.8 metric tons of gold.
Freeport portfolio of oil and gas included oil production in California, increasing production on land Eagle Ford in Texas, significant production potential of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as large land resources in Louisiana. In addition, Freeport - McMoRan is a leading company with upwards of obtaining gas from great depths, which is on the shore in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the South Louisiana.
Freeport - McMoRan employs about 34.000 employees worldwide. The company is very committed to the health and safety at work, environmental protection and local communities support in which it operates. Freeport - McMoRan is a founder and member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and is committed to implementing the principles of the ICMM Sustainable Development.
Project Čukaru Peki is the early stage research project in Bor district in the East Serbia and the majority is owned by Freeport - McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Initial drilling on the project Čukaru Peki yielded encouraging results with high copper and gold contents. Freeport - McMoRan will continue to investigate to determine whether the project Čukaru Peki has the potential for mining; process that will last for many years with various stages of development.
The project is owned by Rakita Exploration Ltd. Bor, where ownership is 55 % Freeport - McMoRan and 45 % Reservoir Minerals. Freeport - McMoRan is the leader of this project and has the right to acquire up to 75 % ownership after the feasibility study.
Geological exploration on the project Čukaru Peki is at a very early stage. In 2012, approximately 10.000 meters were drilled with encouraging initial results. Current and upcoming exploration drilling of several thousand meters is planned for 2013 with the aim of assessing the potential size of the ore body and determining the average content of copper and gold.
Although encouraging initial results provide motivation for continued research on the Čukaru Peki, still there is a need for the significant number of positive drilling results and a number of other steps before making the decision about the exploitation.

As an industry leader, we demonstrate proven expertise in both technology and production methods, which consist of open-pit mining, SX/EW production technology, block cave underground mining, and copper concentrate leaching.

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Contact Info

Rakita Exploration d.o.o. Bor
Bor office:
Cara Lazara bb,
19210 Bor, Serbia

+381 (0)30 2495-473