KCM has open pit and underground mines at Nchanga and Konkola. The largest of the mine assets, Konkola, is the most northerly of the Copperbelt mines and is located 26 kilometres from Chingola.
The mine has three operating shafts – Shaft No. 4, Shaft No. 3 and Shaft No. 1. Sinking of the No. 4 Shaft reached its desired depth of 1,500 metres in 2012. The mid-shaft loading was completed in April 2010 and bottom shaft loading was commissioned in 2012.
Nchanga assets comprise open pit and underground mining operations. KCM’s mining operations are heavily mechanized using surface drilling techniques, electric shovel loading and dump trucks.