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Kalumbila is a copper-nickel mine in north-west Zambia, also known as Sentinel mine, and it represents one the largest copper reserves in Zambia and the world, with estimated reserves of one billion tonnes of ore grading 0.51% copper.

Sentinel’s processing facility has a target throughput rate of 55 million tonnes a year of ore at an average grade of 0.51% copper. Annual production is expected to range between 280 000t and 300 000t of copper.

Lumwana is another mine located in what is considered to be the most prospective copper regions in the world. Lumwana ore is treated through a conventional sulphide flotation plant producing copper concentrate for smelting. The mine has about 207.6 million tonnes of remaining ore reserves.


Name of operation  Type of   Owner of  operation Commodity
Sentinal Copper Mine Opencast First Quantum Minerals Copper
Lumwana Copper Mine Opencast Barrick Corporation Copper

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.