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Jinchuan Group International Resources Company is a holding company to Metorex, a firm that operates Chibuluma Mines. The main asset being mined is the Chibuluma South Mine, an underground mechanised mine. Previously operations were carried out at Chibuluma East and West Mines but these are now defunct.
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.
Lumwana Mining represents one of the largest copper reserve in Zambia and in the world having estimated reserves of 1.18 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.68% copper. The Lumwana area covers 1355 km2 and includes two major copper deposits including Malundwe and Chimiwungo.