Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is one of the largest mining operations in Zambia and is the only one with operations in four locations, including Chingola, Chililabombwe, Nampundwe and Kitwe, playing a key role in the communities around these mining areas.
KCM is Zambia’s largest integrated copper producer, with an entire production value chain comprising of open pit and underground mines, concentrators, a state-of-the-art smelter, a tailings leach plant and a refinery. KCM primarily mines copper, in addition to the production of cobalt, pyrites and acids.
Zambia is endowed with substantial mineral resources and copper is one of the key metals produced in the country.
From the time we extract the raw materials from the ground there are several processing stages that are involved ...