2019/12/18· Mining Assets. Konkola Copper Mines is Zambia's largest integrated copper producer, with an entire production value chain comprising of open pit and underground mines, concentrators, a state-of-the-art smelter, a tailings leach plant and a refinery.
Cobalt is also used in making of cutting and wear-resistant materials. Cobalt's use in rechargeable batteries is one of its fastest growing applications. The cobalt found at KCM's mines is produced in an alloy form known as copper-cobalt alloy which is marketed to cobalt processing plants around the world.
2019/12/18· Chambishi Metals Plc is involved in the mining, refining and tolling of cobalt and copper. As part of the privatisation process of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited ("ZCCM Ltd"), Anglovaal Mining Limited ("Anglovaal") acquired the Chambishi cobalt and acid plants and the Nkana slag dumps in 1998.
2019/10/09· An explosion at Konkola Copper Mines this morning set fire to the Cobalt Recovery Furnace, which is part of the Smelter, causing damage to property, although no casualties have been recorded. A source at KCM told News Diggers that the Cobalt Recovery Furnace developed a metal leakage from the taphole.