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First Quantum Minerals Ltd

Solwezi, Zambia

Updated 12 months ago
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.

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Solwezi
North Western Province, Solwezi, Zambia
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Mining enterprises

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.
Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa
Mining is carried out in two open pits
Highly skilled management, technical and operations teams
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Drilling & Exploration

Using different drilling and exploration techniques, First Quantum Minerals is able to achieve maximum profitability from each mining project by ensuring that investments made can endure for generations. The company has brought together an expansive fleet of state-of-the-art equipment to carry out its works effectively.
Various drilling and exploration techniques
Maximising investments and increasing productivity
An expansive fleet of state-of-the-art equipment
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Mining processing & refining

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.
Sulphide ore treated to produce copper concentrate
Oxide ore treated to produce copper concentrate
Gold recovery by gravity in gravity concentrators
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Mining engineering

First Quantum has the engineering discipline to apply science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. They provide mining engineering that is associated with many other disciplines, such as geology, mineral processing and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying.
Geotechnical engineering and surveying
A multi-stage expansion project to increase copper output capacity
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Contact information

Solwezi
North Western Province, Solwezi, Zambia

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