Zambia is famous for its significant reserves of copper and cobalt, located in the Zambian Copperbelt province, however, the country is also a miner and producer of selenium and silver. Gold, platinum, and palladium are also produced as a by-product of copper mining.
In 2001, the first full year mining operated as a privatised industry, Zambia recorded its first year of increased productivity since 1973. Further, surging copper prices from 2004 to the present day has rapidly rekindled international interest in Zambia’s copper sector.
Mining Weekly takes a look at some of the flagship projects in the landlocked country.