New mine for Konkola
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines is sinking shafts at a new deep-level mine, which together with other projects will more than double finished copper output by 2010. The new underground mine together with a smelter upgrade and tailings project would lift annual output at Zambia’s largest copper producer to 500,000 t in 2010 from the projected 200, 000 t this year
KCM expects to produce 500 000 t of finished copper per year when its key projects, the Konkola Deep Mining Project, the (Nkana) smelter project and the Chingola Refractory Ores project, are fully operational by 2010.