Konkola Copper Mines

From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia

Konkola Copper Mines is a copper mining and smelting company in Zambia. It is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, a mining conglomerate based in Mumbai and London. Konkola's name is abbreviated to KCM.


KCM currently produces 2 million tons of copper ore per year. The company's Konkola Deep Mining Project will expand its capacity to 6 million tons of ore per year.

Facilities include:

  • Konkola Copper Mine
  • Nchanga Copper Mines near Chingola, also producing cobalt; Nchanga ore concentrator Plants
  • Nampundwe Pyrites Mine (pyrites are used in the copper smelting process)
  • The Nchanga (in Chingola) and Nkana Smelters, & Nkana Refinery etc. in Kitwe. The Nchanga is currently the largest copper smelter in Zambia.

Exports are transported to the ports of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Durban in South Africa. Principal markets include the Middle East and East Asia. Metal is also sold domestically, to Metal Fabricators of Zambia (ZAMEFA).

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