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Zambia mining equipment

Zambia mining equipment is the industrial equipments used in Zambia ore mining industry. Zambia mining equipment includes crusher machine, grinding mill, belt conveyor, sand washing machine, vibrating feeder and screens etc.

Mining in Zambia

Copper and cobalt are the key commodities produced by Zambia, with the Zambian copperbelt remaining the focus of mining and development activities. The copperbelt, which is situated between Zambia and the DRC, is one of the world's greatest metallogenic provinces. The area contains the world's highest grade copper and cobalt deposits, with tailings dumps often containing grades greater than that of most hard rock mines. Zambia is ranked as the world's seventh largest producer of copper, generating 3.3% of the western world’s production, and the world’s second largest producer of cobalt (19.7%).

It also has significant quantities of selenium (+-16.7t) and silver (+- 8t) together with minor gold and platinum group elements which are produced as important by-products of the copper mining and processing. Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM) is the largest mining and metals company in Zambia. The company produced 41 958 tonnes of finished copper in the 3rd Quarter of 2009.

Luiri Gold is currently active in the Luiri Hill Project area which is adjacent to ground held by BHP Billiton in JV with AIM Resources. This consortium has been actively exploring an iron oxide gold-copper mineral target. 

The Luiri Hill Project area has shown significant gold potential at the Dunrobin and Matala Prospects. Total resource estimates from these two projects show a significant increase in gold ounce estimates with the total inferred mineral resource increasing from 378,000 ounces to 656,000 ounces (+74%) and the total indicated mineral resource increasing from 117,000 ounces to 144,000 ounces (+23%).

Although the country has a diverse range of mineral resources, Zambia's mining industry have been primarily focused on copper, lead, zinc, silver, gold and cobalt mining. As a professional mining equipments manufacturer, Xuanshi can supply you Zambia mining crusher for crushing, Zambia mining grinders for grinding, Zambia mining feeders for feeding etc.

Zambia mining equipments application

Zambia's copper belt has attracted worldwide attention, and its copper reserves and production in the world are a very important position, contains a series of huge, rich taste special copper deposits, deposit types and mineralization characteristics has its unique.

Zambia mining equipments are applied widely in Zambia mining industry such as Zambia mining, Zambia copper ore mining, Building, Construction and Civil Engineering industry in Zambia, Diamond Mining in Zambia etc.

Copper Mining in Zambia

Peak production of copper occurred in 1969, when 720 000 t of copper was produced, making Zambia the world's 4th largest copper producer. Zambia was the 8th largest producer of copper in 2009. According to the USGS, Zambia produced 655 000 t of copper in 2009. ZCCM Investments Holdings is an investments holdings company. ZCCM-IH is a successor company to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM Ltd). Prior to privatization in 2000, ZCCM Ltd was a consolidated copper mining conglomerate majority owned by the Zambian government. ZCCM retains a small stake in most copper mining operations in Zambia.

Konkola Copper Mines is a leading integrated copper producer in Zambia. The KCM is primarily crusher engaged in the mining, production and sale of copper and copper by-products. KCM is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc. The copper mining operations of KCM are located in the Zambian Copperbelt. The Copperbelt ore deposits lie along a 50 kilometre wide strip that extends for 150 kilometres from Chililabombwe in the northwest to Luanshya in the southeast of Zambia.

The geological setting of the Zambian Copperbelt is unusual compared to other worldwide copper deposits in that it occurs in sedimentary host rocks that have high carbonate content. The presence of dolomite in the geological sequence effectively eliminates any risk of acid mine drainage. The dominant structural feature of the Zambian Copperbelt is the Kafue Anticline, a northwest-southeast striking structure, the core of which is comprised of granite, schist and gneiss of the basement below the sedimentary rock formations.

Mopani Copper Mines Plc is a joint venture company in which Glencore International AG has the majority stake (73%). Mopani Copper Mine is an integrated copper and cobalt producer located in the Copperbelt of Zambia. Mopani's operations consist of four underground mines, a concentrator and a cobalt plant in the town of Kitwe and an underground mine, concentrator, smelter and refinery in the town of Mufulira. The capacity of the Mufulira Copper Smelter is being expanded in a phased approach to 870,000 tons of concentrate by the end of 2010. The current capacity with the new Isa smelt furnace is 650,000 tons of concentrate.

Chibuluma is situated in the heart of the northern copper belt, west of Kitwe. Metorex acquired 85% of the company in 1997, while the remaining 15% is held by the Zambian Government and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited. With an estimated mine life of seven years, the mine currently produces approximately 16,000 tons of copper per annum.

Equinox Minerals is currently focused on operating its 100% owned large scale Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, one of the largest new copper mines to be developed globally over the last decade. Following nearly 10 years of feasibility, financing and construction, the mine was commissioned in December 2008. The Lumwana copper mine is located 220 kilometres west of the world-renowned Zambian Copperbelt. This mine has measured and indicated resources of 342.5 million tonnes of ore grading 0.74% Cu, plus inferred resources of 563.1 million tonnes at 0.63% Cu.

Zambia copper crusher plant

When the copper ore come out from the ground, It is loaded into a 300 ton truck for transport to the crusher. The complete copper crushing plant includes jaw crusher as primary crusher, impact crusher and cone crusher. After crushed, the copper ore must be screened out according to size by screening machine and distribute the classified ore to a series of conveyors, for transportation to the mill for further processing.

In the copper ore grinding process, rod mill, ball mill and regrind ball mill are used. Ball mill is the most common copper ore grinding mill in copper ore concentrator. Xuanshi can supplies a complete crushing plant for copper mining in Chile, Peru, USA, Congo, Zambia, KZ, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, Zaire, and can also design the special crushing plant according to your requirements.

Zambia copper crusher plant includes copper crusher, copper mill, copper optional equipments for processing copper ore materials. Zambia copper jaw crusher is the primary crushing equipment in copper processing plant. Zambia copper impact crusher and Zambia copper cone crusher are the secondary crushing equipments in copper quarry plants. According to the copper crushers working styles, we can set them as stationary crusher and mobile copper crusher etc.

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