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Lumwana Copper Mine

Producer Of

Copper

Location

North West province, Zambia

Ownership

Barrick Gold Corporation

Geology Type

Antiformal inliers surrounded by metasediments

Mineral Type

Disseminated sulphides dominated by chalcopyrite and bornite

Reserve Base

Measured and Indicated reserves – 5.97 billion pounds Cu; Inferred resources – more than 7.8 billion pounds Cu

Annual Production

Average of 122,000t Cu/year over 37-year mine life

Mining Method

Open pit

Processing Method

Crushing, conventional flotation then dewatering concentrate

Employment

1,000

Open Pit

Hitachi 240t diesel-electric haul units, Hitachi 4,000t/h diesel excavator/shovel and Caterpillar 100t units

Processing Plant

FL Smidth Minerals mills, regrind mill and primary gyratory crusher; Wemco rougher cells; FL Smidth Krebs cyclone clusters and Larox filter press

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor

Ausenco-Bateman Joint Venture

Front End Engineering and Development (FEED) Contractor

GRD Minproc Ltd

Resource and Mining Aspects

Golder Associates

Tailings and Water Management

Knight Piesold
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