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ZAMBIA

Zambia is blessed with a wealth of mineral resources, although the shining star of its mineral portfolio is (and has been) copper for many decades. Gold, iron, gemstones and other industrial minerals that include feldspar, silica sand and talc are also evident in this country.

The Zambia leg of MTE’s 2018 calendar stretches over one week and will see the team visit three different major mining locations.

The country has yielded positive results from copper, which is Zambia’s biggest export. Copper process has increased and therefore has had a positive impact on the country’s economy.


MTE Kitwe 2019

Kitwe is the second-largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia. It is also one of the most commercially and industrially-developed areas in the nation, alongside Ndola and Lusaka. It has a complex of mines on its north-western and western edges.

Mopani copper minerals has invested about USD1.3-billion in mining operations in Zambia. The operations see the mine expanding by sinking and equipping three new shafts in Kitwe. The shafts are expected to be complete in 2018 and are expected to increase the mine’s output from 3.8 million tonnes of copper to 9 million tonnes by 2020.

Mine info Visitors Useful Links
Name of operation: Mopani Copper mines
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: Mopani Copper Mines PlcName of operation: Chibuluma Mine
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: MetorexName of operation: Konkola Copper mines
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: Konkola Copper Mines

Name of operation: Chambishi Metals
Type of operation: Processing
Owner of operation: Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)

Name of operation: Luanshya Copper Mine
Type of operation: Opencast
Owner of operation: CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines

Name of operation: Lubambe Copper Mine
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Vale

Name of operation: NFC Africa
Type of operation: Underground
Owner of operation: CNMC

Local industry in Gaborone

All of the above mines: Copper Belt, Energy Copp, Ndola Lime


Exhibitors at all three Zambian expos should include companies that supply equipment or products to the copper mines, or that supply equipment or products that can be used in the copper mining process. Zambia is one of Africa’s biggest copper producers so, if you’re involved in that business, this is the expo for you.