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Mining production businesses in Zambia

Find businesses in the Zambian mining sector specifically involved in the removal of minerals from out of the earth and their refining ready for market. These companies include mining enterprises, metal refineries and gemstone and lapidary businesses. Some of these companies mine and refine copper, with cobalt as a by product. Others extract, shape, cut, carve, polish and set the different gemstones found in Zambia, such as emeralds and amethysts.
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Cure Chem Zambia Ltd
Mining chemicals
Lusaka
Cure Chem Zambia has created a niche market for itself in the mining industry in Zambia, especially the copper mining sector. The company is a leader in the supply of the chemicals and reagents that go into the metallurgy of copper recovery using commercially applicable technologies. Chemicals include caustic soda flakes and pearls, activated carbon and sodium cyanide.
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GSY Construction Zambia Ltd
Mining partnerships
Lusaka
As a mining company seeking to establish yourself in Zambia, it makes sense to partner with GSY Construction Zambia Ltd who will guide you through all the legalities. This company is a mining enterprise registered with the Zambian International Trade & Investment Centre as well as the Zambia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Council. As a business owner, you can confidently work with GSY Construction Zambia. It has expertise in all aspects of mining and is well-established in the country.
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Bobbili Gems
Custom made jewellery
Lusaka +2
With an in house manufacturing facility, Bobbili Gems can design and make a wide selection of jewellery according to your specifications. Their highly skilled team of design consultants will help you figure out the details, weigh all the options, and guide you through each step of creating a unique piece of custom jewellery.
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Zambezi Jewels
Gemstones and Lapidary
Livingstone
Are you looking for a unique piece of jewellery? Zambezi Jewels custom cuts and engraves various precious stones into beautiful pieces of jewellery. Stones can include emerald, ruby, blue sapphire, diamond, multi tourmaline, quartz, citrine, amethyst, aquamarine tourmaline and garnet.
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Jewel of Africa
Gemstones and Lapidary
Lusaka +5
The Jewel of Africa is renowned for its exquisite bespoke gem-set jewellery which uses Zambia's most valuable gemstones including emerald, aquamarine, tourmaline, amethyst and citrine. The gems are cut to accommodate the shapes and sizes of the raw gemstone in order to achieve optimum brilliance and the highest creative quality.
Pizyenga Zambia Ltd
Gemstones and Lapidary
Lusaka
Chibuluma Mines Plc
Mining processing and refining
Kalulushi
Chibuluma Mine extracts its copper ore from its underground mine, then crushed, ground into powder and processed into concentrate. The company provides the copper mining and processing industry with high quality copper concentrates which can then be processed into refined copper.
Chibuluma Mines Plc
Mining enterprises
Kalulushi
Jinchuan Group International Resources Company is a holding company to Metorex, a firm that operates Chibuluma Mines. The main asset being mined is the Chibuluma South Mine, an underground mechanised mine. Previously operations were carried out at Chibuluma East and West Mines but these are now defunct.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining processing and refining
Solwezi
First Quantum mines sulphide ore and oxide ore. Sulphide ore is treated via crushing, milling and flotation to produce copper in concentrate. The sulphide milling circuit maintains the production of finished copper as oxide ore is depleted and sulphide ore grades begin to fall as the mining horizon deepens.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Solwezi
The Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa, is owned and operated by Kansanshi Mining Plc which is 80% owned by a First Quantum and 20% is owned by of ZCCM. The mine is located approximately 10 kilometres north of the town of Solwezi and 180 kilometres to the northwest of the Copperbelt town of Chingola.
Barrick Lumwana Mining Company Ltd (LMC)
Mining processing and refining
Solwezi
The Malundwe and Chimiwungo deposits are mined sequentially by open-pit methods. Apart from copper, Lumwana Mining also produces cobalt, gold, and uranium. Lumwana ore, which is predominantly sulfide, is treated through a conventional sulfide flotation plant, producing copper concentrate for smelting.
Lumwana Mining represents one of the largest copper reserve in Zambia and in the world having estimated reserves of 1.18 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.68% copper. The Lumwana area covers 1355 km2 and includes two major copper deposits including Malundwe and Chimiwungo.
Metmin Ltd
Mining chemicals
Lusaka
Metmin is a leading supplier of mining chemical reagents to the mining industry. Their products help clients enhance their productivity and reduce operating costs while meeting complex economic, environmental and metallurgical challenges. Metmin's products have also optimised mining operations worldwide.

Mining production

Find businesses in the Zambian mining sector specifically involved in the removal of minerals from out of the earth and their refining ready for market. These companies include mining enterprises, metal refineries and gemstone and lapidary businesses. Some of these companies mine and refine copper, with cobalt as a by product. Others extract, shape, cut, carve, polish and set the different gemstones found in Zambia, such as emeralds and amethysts.
Find details of companies that provide mining production services on gemstones and lapidary. On this site you will find companies that manufacture, cut, shape, carve, polish and give a face lift to all different types of gemstones in Zambia. Check this section for further information on where to find these companies. A lapidary is an artist or artisan who forms stone, minerals, or gemstones into decorative items such as cabochons, engraved gems, including cameos, and faceted designs. The primary techniques employed are cutting, grinding, and polishing. There are surprising diversity of gemstones in Zambia; emeralds, rubies, beryl, coral, garnet, feldspar, opal, quartz, sapphire, ruby, topaz, tourmaline and turquoise.
Mining of copper, cobalt, emeralds and other minerals and semi-precious stones is a major industry in Zambia. Specialist mining chemicals are needed for solvent extraction and other processes. Companies can supply these chemicals to mining enterprises operating in Zambia.
There are many mining enterprises in Zambia that operate mines ranging from small scale enterprise to global conglomerates operating in Zambia from South Africa, Australia, India, China, the UK and USA. These mining enterprises mine copper, gold, platinum, coal, silver, nickel, tin, iron ore, limestone and gemstones. This category lists the companies engage in this activity including industrial mineral exploration and processing of the material. Chinese firms are involved in mining enterprises in Zambia and are becoming one of the biggest players in this sector. Copperbelt Province is the traditional epicentre of Zambia’s mining sector but the North Western Province is now the central player in this sector development.
Find details of companies that provide metal refinery services in Zambia. On this site you will find companies that manufacture and refine metal products, silver, gold, platinum and copper to suit different customer needs and wants. Check this section for further information on where to find these companies. Zambia is one of the world’s largest producers of copper. After mining the copper ore is crushed in a concentrator, and then melted in a smelter having been mixed with limestone. The copper is the cast into anode by electrolysis in a refinery. Find a fully-integrated precious metals company that acquires, refines and mints precious metal bullion products for clients.

Mining production involves the extraction of minerals and other geological materials which are transformed into a mineralised form that serves an economic benefit to the prospector or miner. Machinery, equipment and processes are used all over the world to mine and process raw materials. This is to make the production and processing of raw materials as efficient and sustainable as possible.

Over the years, mining production has evolved from being manual, unsafe, dirty and small-scale to being partially- or fully-automated, safer, cleaner and large-scale. Unlike their predecessors, today’s miners are highly trained personnel performing skilled work in accordance with the highest health, safety and environmental standards.

Processing

The method used to separate the mineral or metal materials from the ore depends on the type of minerals or the grade. The first part of the process is to reduce the size of the pieces of mined material. It might be crushed into pebble-sized pieces or ground into a fine powder.

The mineral or metal is then extracted by one of the following processes, or by a combination of them:

  • Gravity
  • Using heavy oils
  • Mechanically with cyclones
  • Chemically with water and reagents (sulphuric acid or cyanide).
  • Mechano-chemically in flotation vessels

After extraction, the mineral or metal product (in solid, slurry or dissolved form) may require further processing to increase its purity.

The waste is sent to long-term storage. Coarse waste is moved to a residue pad and tailings (fine waste) is pumped to the tailings storage facility

Purification

The state (solid, liquid or dissolved) of the mineral or metal will determine the type of purification method to be used. Some products, like iron ore, only need to be sized and shaped. To produce London Metal Exchange (LME) grade copper cathodes the copper must first be changed from a dissolved to a solid state by solvent extraction or activated carbon adsorption. This is then followed by electrowinning and electrorefining.