LONDON Feb 6 Mining entrepreneur Robert
Friedland is considering a secondary listing for his
African-focused miner, Ivanplats, in Johannesburg, a
change from an earlier plan to head to London.
Friedland told a conference in South Africa on Wednesday
that Ivanplats had initially planned a secondary listing in
London but said that "a secondary listing here (in South Africa)
may be more appropriate".
Ivanplats' main listing is in Toronto, Canada.
Friedland is one of the mining industry's best-known
entrepreneurs, having spotted the potential of some of the
world's biggest deposits, among them the Voisey's Bay nickel
deposit in Eastern Canada and the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold
deposit in Mongolia.
Ivanplats, his latest venture, owns the high-grade Kamoa
copper deposit in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with
the massive Platreef platinum, gold and copper project in South
Africa. It also owns the Kipushi zinc and copper asset in Congo,
as well as other assets spread across Congo, South Africa, Gabon