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Nchanga copper smelter



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Report summary

The smelter was constructed at Chingola in Zambia to take advantage of the existing processing plant infrastructure.  It is also closer to the Konkola mines than the Nkana smelter which was closed following the successful commissioning of this smelter.  The Konkola deep mining project which was brought into production in 2010 is expected to provide adequate feed stock to Nchanga for many years.  Other sources of concentrate are the older Konkola and Nchanga mines.  The installed capacity is...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Environmental
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products allocation
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Production
  • Costs: Image 1

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