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Kansanshi Copper Mine


Solwezi, Zambia

Project Type


Production Began

April 2005

Scheduled Completion of Expansion

Phases I and II: November 2013, Phase III: 2015

Estimated Investment (Expansion)

Phase I: $32m, Phase II: $200m, Phase III: $565m

Reserves (2012)

Proven and probable reserves: 725.6mt, Measured and indicated resources: 744.3mt (at cut-off grade of 0.8% Cu)

Geology Type

Vein-type deposit concentrated within a tectonised rock complex


First Quantum Minerals (80%) and ZCCM Investment Holdings (20%)

SAG Mill Contractor


Vacuum Priming Systems Supplier


Consultant for Definitive Feasibility Study

GRD Minproc

Electrical and Busbar Systems

G Corner

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