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Located 150km west of Solwezi in the North Western Province of Zambia is Kalumbila, also known as Sentinel Mine. The mine, owned by Canadian company First Quantum Minerals since 2010, has one of the largest reserves of copper in the world, estimated at one billion tonnes of ore grading 0.51% copper. The plant has the capacity to treat 55 million tonnes of ore to produce 300 000 tonnes of copper per annum and represents USD2.1-billion of investment – Zambia’s largest infrastructure investment since the Kariba Dam was constructed in 1959.

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