First Quantum’s Kansanshi mine, located near Solwezi in the northwestern province of Zambia, is amongst the largest copper mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The company is currently working on a further expansion, including a standalone 25 Mt/y processing plant that will increase copper production substantially.
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