The most impressive sight when visiting KCM’s Konkola Deep copper mine on the Copperbelt isn’t the sophisticated equipment and machinery, but the vast quantities of water gushing out from underground. About 450 million litres of water are pumped to the surface...
Where in the world are you likely to undergo more breathalyser tests within the space of a few days than you’re likely to encounter in your entire lifetime? Answer: at any of Zambia’s major copper mines. For safety reasons, they...
Copper mining can produce lucrative by-products. The most common one in Zambia is cobalt, which sells for five times more than copper on world markets. But the ultimate by-product for any copper mine is gold, and FQM’s Kansanshi mine in Solwezi...

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