A Copper Mining Lesson From Zambia History Repeats Itself
May 23, 20190183;32;Vedanta Resources is learning the hard way that when it comes to Zambias coppermining industry, history tends to repeat itself. Fifty years ago, Zambias first postindependence leader Kenneth Kaunda nationalized mines owned by Anglo American Plc and Roan Selection Trust to rally his political supporters.
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Zambia is home to the Zambian Copperbelt Province, a region that hosts world class copper deposits. Zambia is most famous for its reserves of copper and cobalt, however, the country is also a miner and producer of selenium and sliver. Gold, platinum, and palladium are also produced as a
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Zambia has a long history of mining and a large known resource base of copper, emeralds, and other deposits. It also has very good potential for further discoveries. Mining accounts for 12% of Zambia180;s GDP and 70% of total export value. The sector is also a significant source of government revenue and formal employment,
Mining in Zambia
Mining companies in Zambia focus on excerpting copper and uranium, as well as gold, nickel and industrial deposits, which are more limited. For companies interested in mining operations, or the opening of mining companies, in Zambia, the Zambian Ministry of Mines, under which the Chamber of Mines is located, is the first port of call.
A concentrated mining sector Mining For Zambia
The balance of Zambias copper production comes from a handful of smaller Copperbelt mines. They are important in their own right and also enjoy the support of respected international mining investors, from countries such as China, Brazil and South Africa.
Mining in Zambia
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is the largest copper mining company in the country. Although based in Chingola, 15% of its operationsnamely Nkana Refinery, Nkana Acid Plants and Nkana Smelter (the largest smelter in the nation) are located in Kitwe. The Nkana Smelter is the largest primary copper production plant in Zambia.
How copper is produced Mining For Zambia
Ore is taken out of the ground. Holes are drilled in the ground (if its an openpit mine) or in the rock
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Zambias major economic activity is mining, and as at 2005, mining contributed about 65% of export earnings. Major minerals are Copper and Cobalt Copper production stands at 465,000 mt, and is expected to reach about 700,000 mt by 2010. 2 big copper mines