It’s that time of year again! If you’re a regular visitor to Mining for Zambia, your knowledge will shine through in our annual quiz. And, if your memory has already gone on holiday, don’t worry! All the answers can be found in our articles from the year gone by, mentioned in the ‘hints’ along the way. Good luck!
Don’t forget to share your score on social media to encourage friends and family to brush up on their knowledge of Zambia’s biggest sector!
Smelting is a prehistoric practice, believed to have begun in Egypt some time between 3500 and 3000 BCE. Which were the first metals to be smelted by prehistoric civilisations? (Hint: Read ‘Five Things You Didn’t Know About Smelting’ to find the answer.)
How much was invested in getting First Quantum Minerals’ Sentinel mine online in August 2015? (Hint: it represented the single-largest upfront infrastructure investment in Zambia, since the Kariba Dam. Scan ‘Zambia’s history of copper production — Part 2’ for the answer.)
Which of the below is among the latest developments in technology used to improve drilling in mining operations? (You’ll find clues in ‘Five Things You Didn’t Know About Drilling’.)
Which mine responded to a call from local government to complete the construction of a planned maternity facility, involving connecting it to the national power grid and borehole water to enable it to temporarily serve as a COVID-19 Quarantine Centre? (Hint: You’ll find the answer in ‘From pledges to progress’.)
When it comes to Zambia’s ability to initiate a post-COVID-19 mining-led economic recovery, the consensus among a range of economists and tax experts is that the removal of one particular tax provision is absolutely key. Which provision is it? (Psst! Take another look at ‘Are we prepared to play the long game?’ to find the answer.)
Which mining company partnered with the Solwezi District Education Board to launch the School-on-Radio initiative in June 2020, aimed at bridging the education gap among primary school-going children during the countrywide COVID-19 lockdown-imposed school closures? (Hint: Read ‘Sending school to children’ to find the answer.)
Which mining company initiated a project in collaboration with First Quantum Minerals to benefit communities in an area where it’s currently engaged in the early stages of an exploration venture, demonstrating its commitment to a long-term relationship? (Hint: Read ‘In it for the long haul’ to discover the answer.)
When Mining For Zambia asked the country’s financial brains whether our economy is on the road to recovery, and if the mining sector could possibly be the driver of a post-COVID economic recovery, who responded with a resounding ‘Yes’? (Hint: Read ‘Are we prepared to play the long game?’ for the answer.)
How much had Barrick Lumwana pledged towards containing COVID-19 by April this year?
What is the goal behind Solwezi’s first women-run jewellery workshop, Nsanshi Art, which was set up and funded by FQM Kansanshi in May this year? (Refresh your memory by reading ‘Making Copper Count’.)
Wishing you all the best for a safe and happy holiday season!