Chingola is home to the deep-shaft Nchanga Copper Mine, and two open pit operations, Chingola Open Pit and Nchanga Open Pit. The latter is the second largest open cast mine in the world, 400m in depth and covering nearly 30 sq km. The Championship Nchanga Golf course in Chingola is said to be one of the best courses in Africa. Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary is also found here. Chingola has high rainfall, manifested in a profusion of trees and flowers.