Although based in Chingola, 15% of its operations—namely 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.
What does Chambishi Copper Smelter do?
The Chambishi copper smelter is a major provider of blister copper, an intermediate copper product, to China. It produced 220,000-230,000 tonnes of blister copper and anodes last year, most of which was shipped to China. That suggests limited units of concentrates from the new output will be sold to the spot market.
How big is Kansanshi?
the mine is approximately 14 kilometers north the town of solwezi. Kansanshi is one of the largest copper reserves in Zambia, with estimated reserves of 727 million tonnes of ore graded at 0.86% copper.
What is the richest mine in Zambia?
Nkana mine is one of the largest in Africa, a copper mine located 1 km south-west of Kitwe. The mine is underground as well as open pit and is in operation since 1932 and has produced 6,000,000 tons of copper so far.
What is the deepest mine in Zambia?
A copper-cobalt mine owned by ZCCM. The deepest mine in the Zambian copper belt.
|Mufulira||120,500 (2012)||31.8km N|
|Luanshya||113,365 (2012)||41.0km SE|
What is mined in Solwezi?
Copper is the main mineral extracted although cobalt, gold and uranium is also mined in the area. The adjacent Kalumbila District hosts Lumwana Mine, located about 65 km or 40 mi west of Solwezi; and Kalumbila Mine, located about 140 km or 87 mi west of Solwezi, and run by Barrick Gold.