The Nchanga Mine | Konkola Copper Mines Plc
The Nchanga mines are situated in the Zambian Copperbelt, in the vicinity of the town of Chingola. Primary copper and cobalt mineralisation at Nchanga is hosted within two stratigraphic horizons namely the lower ore body (LOB), and the upper ore body (UOB).Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Chingola District, Copperbelt,,Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Chingola District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia : A copper mine, started 1939, now worked from an open pit. Owned by ZCCM. Workings are an open pit and underground, featuring D shaft at the 2,360 level. Produced 9.929 million tons of ore (1983)(open,Nchanga Mines - Wikipedia,The Open Pits at Nchanga Mine are situated in a crescent shaped structure 11 km long around the municipal town of Chingola in Zambia. Covering nearly 30 km² it is the second largest open cast mine in the world. The deepest part of the pit is 400 m lower than the surrounding plateau. Open Pit mining at Nchanga started in 1955, in the main Nchanga Open Pit. Subsequently, nine medium sized open pits, called satellite pits, have also been mined at one time or the other.