Open pit mining at Kansanshi is based on conventional drill and blast, shovel and truck mining techniques. Mining has proceeded from initial excavations in two pits (Main and North West) through a sequence of cutbacks, which in the longer term will result in these pits merging.
Kansanshi Mine 0 100 200 km ZAMBIA KANSANSHI COPPER-GOLD MINE, ZAMBIA The Kansanshi mine, Africa's largest copper mine, is 80% owned by Kansanshi Mining PLC, a First Quantum subsidiary. The remaining 20% is owned by a subsidiary 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 …
Kansanshi Mine is probably one of the oldest mines in Africa, with direct copper smelting dating back to the 4th Century. It is the largest copper producer by output in Zambia and is 20% owned by ZCCM-IH, with the balance owned by First Quantum Minerals Limited.
Kansanshi Mining Plc. Kansanshi - Our operations | First Quantum Careers. Kansanshi Mining in Solwezi, has been the flagship of First Quantum Minerals for a number of years, and has come a long way since the first production year in 2005, which yielded 70,000 tonnes of copper.