Mining companies in Zambia are focused on extracting the country’s vast copper and uranium deposits, as well as the more limited gold, nickel and industrial deposits.
For companies interested in conducting mining operations, or opening mining companies, in Zambia, Zambia’s Ministry of Mines, under which falls the Chamber of Mines, is the first port of call. It is important for mining companies in Zambia to be cognizant of and understand the primary law governing the Zambian mining sector – the Mines and Minerals Development Act no. 11 of 2015 (MMDA). This act, however, must be read together with the Mines and Minerals Development Act No. 14. Together they deal with mining rights, mining licences, large-scale mining, gemstone mining, health and safety, environmental protection and geological services on analysis.
There are currently 88 mining projects in Zambia owned by 7 companies, including international mining companies. Some of these are mining companies with mining operations, and others are investors that are interested in specific mining projects. So, if you’re looking to target mining projects in Zambia, or negotiate deals with the mining companies in the region, a subscription to African Mining IQ (AMIQ) will help you identify suitable opportunities.
The Zambian mining industry is administered by the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development – previously called the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development.
The MMDA gives primary power to the Director of Mines, Director of Mines Safety, Director of Mining Cadastre and Director of Geological Survey, and the Minister of Mines has an appellate and supervisory role over the respective directors’ actions.
All of these directorships, except the Department of Mine Safety, are located in Lusaka, with the latter based in Kitwe in the Copperbelt Province.
In Q4 2021 there were 7 mining companies in Zambia listed on AMIQ as mine owners and/or investors. In alphabetical order, they are:
Zambia’s top 5 capital value mines and their owners
The 5 highest capital value projects in Zambia are owned by 6 mining companies:
Projects IQ has over 1 900 projects listed on its database of mining companies across Zambia and the rest of Africa. To find those pertinent to your interests has been simplified by AMIQ. Click on the links below to get additional information on mining companies in some of Africa’s other countries:
One of the largest operational projects undertaken by mining companies this country includes the Lumwana Mine – with a capital value of over ZAR13 billion. The Company produced 115 million pounds of copper in the third quarter 2017, at a Cost of Sales of $1.67 per pound. According to AMIQ, this development consists of two main deposits (Malundwe and Chimiwungo), and has 901 million tonnes of material with a grading of 0.7% copper. Significant cobalt and minor gold deposits are also present.
Projects IQ’s online database, Africa Mining IQ, keeps track of these projects – from grassroots and feasibility, through to operational and dormancy stages – helping individuals and mining companies in Zambia and around the world to stay on top of the latest trends and developments. Mining companies in Zambia are also documented on Africa Mining IQ’s datasheets with references to acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures.
This type of information helps mining companies around the world develop long-term plans, assist in the tendering process, keep track of investments and identify new business opportunities. Information, such as contact details, among others, on the actual mining companies is also available to AMIQ subscribers.
With Africa Mining IQ, those interested in mining companies in Zambia have a tangible resource which allows them to keep up-to-date with all projects.
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