The Kansanshi copper smelter, commissioned in the first half of 2015, has enabled First Quantum to optimize the value of the copper it produces in Zambia, and created a further 700 specialist jobs. It has a nominal capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per annum of concentrate to produce more than 300,000 tonnes of blister copper annually.
The Kansanshi copper gold mine located near Solwezi in Zambia is currently the biggest copper mine by production in Africa. The open pit mine is owned and operated by Kansanshi Mining , a joint venture between First Quantum Minerals and the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings .
First Quantum says no expansion at Zambia copper mine until 2024. Feb 14 Canadas First Quantum Minerals Ltd does not require any expansion at its Kansanshi copper mine in Zambia to ...
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Since 1996 we have been a proud corporate member of the Zambian community. Today, we operate two mines in Zambias North Western Province Kansanshi, near the town of Solwezi, and Sentinel, about 150km west from Kansanshi. Zambia is known for its friendly people, vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse and beautiful wildlife.