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Mining enterprises in Solwezi, Zambia

The Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa, is owned and operated by Kansanshi Mining Plc which is 80% owned by a First Quantum and 20% is owned by of ZCCM. The mine is located approximately 10 kilometres north of the town of Solwezi and 180 kilometres to the northwest of the Copperbelt town of Chingola.
  • Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa
  • Mining is carried out in two open pits
  • Highly skilled management, technical and operations teams
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Drilling and Exploration in Solwezi, Zambia

Using different drilling and exploration techniques, First Quantum Minerals is able to achieve maximum profitability from each mining project by ensuring that investments made can endure for generations. The company has brought together an expansive fleet of state-of-the-art equipment to carry out its works effectively.
  • Various drilling and exploration techniques
  • Maximising investments and increasing productivity
  • An expansive fleet of state-of-the-art equipment
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Mining processing and refining in Solwezi, Zambia

First Quantum mines sulphide ore and oxide ore. Sulphide ore is treated via crushing, milling and flotation to produce copper in concentrate. The sulphide milling circuit maintains the production of finished copper as oxide ore is depleted and sulphide ore grades begin to fall as the mining horizon deepens.
  • Sulphide ore treated to produce copper concentrate
  • Oxide ore treated to produce copper concentrate
  • Gold recovery by gravity in gravity concentrators
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Mining engineering in Solwezi, Zambia

First Quantum has the engineering discipline to apply science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. They provide mining engineering that is associated with many other disciplines, such as geology, mineral processing and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying.
  • Geotechnical engineering and surveying
  • A multi-stage expansion project to increase copper output capacity
  • Mineral processing and metallurgy,
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