There are many mining enterprises in Zambia that operate mines ranging from small scale enterprises 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 engaged 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.
There are leading Zambian integrated copper producers, which operate underground mines and open-pit mines as well as metallurgical plants with operations located on one of the highest-grade copper seams in the world at Nchanga, Konkola, Nkana and Nampundwe.
Zambian companies seek to be role models for safety, environmental and socio-economic development while playing a key role in making Zambia one of the world’s leading copper producers
Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. Mining is required to obtain most materials that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or feasibly created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water. Modern mining processes involve prospecting for ore bodies