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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Africa: February 6th 2002


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:: The Zambian Copperbelt

A series of articles in the February 2002 issue of Mining Magazine overviews the mining and metallurgical operations of the Zambian Copperbelt.

  • Bwana Mkubwa (page 71) is the cheapest copper producer on the Copperbelt, and is continuing to find more resources;
  • Konkola Copper Mines (page 75) is making headway after almost two years in operation under adverse conditions;
  • At Chambishi (page 82), Kvaerner E & C South Africa has recently completed work on 'Cobalt from Slag and Copper', the first major capital project undertaken in Zambia for almost 30 years;
  • The tremendous potential of Nkana and Mufulira's metallurgical gem, Mopani Copper Mines (page 85) is a joint venture between Glencore International and First Quantum, with ZCCM holding 10%.




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