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Lubambe Mine

The Lumbambe Mine is located within the Greater Konkola area of the Zambian Copperbelt, in close proximity to the town of Chililabombwe.

Management Managed by ARM.
Resources and
Reserves
(100% basis)
Measured & Indicated Resources Proved & Probable Reserves
Mt TCu% Mt
contained
Cu
Mt TCu% Mt
contained
Cu
Lubambe Mine 50.7 2.55 1.29 45.4 2.18 1.00
Lubambe Extension
Target Area
90 3.73 3.36
 
Refining The concentrate produced is being smelted and refined at Konkola Copper Smelter and Chambishi Copper Smelter.
Total labour 1 671 employees, including 382 contractors

The Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources are inclusive of these modified to produce Mineral Reserves.

Operational overview

(100% basis)   F2016 F2015 % change
Waste development metres 2 691 4 590 (41)
Ore development metres 4 636 4 401 5
Ore development tonnes 249 361 229 319 9
Ore stoping                                                   tonnes 971 957 1 369 881 (29)
Ore tonnes mined tonnes 1 221 318 1 599 200 (24)
Tonnes milled thousand 1 277 132 1 650 476 (23)
Mill head grade % copper 2.01 1.93  
Concentrator recovery % 81.5 81.1  
Copper concentrate produced tonnes 51 391 61 902 (17)
Copper concentrate sold tonnes 51 315 62 182 (17)
Average realised copper price US$/lb 2.29 2.88 (20)
C1 cash cost per pound of copper produced US$/lb 2.41 2.80 (14)
Capital expenditure US$000 7 993 52 814 (85)
         
Contained metal tonnes      
Copper produced tonnes 20 973 25 839 (19)
Copper sold tonnes 20 936 25 974 (19)
Headline loss attributable to ARM (40%)  tonnes (555) (430 (29)

 

Copper division

Coal Division map

Copper division map


About Lubambe Copper Mine Limited

Fact sheet: About Lubambe mine
(PDF - 621KB)


Partner company

Vale - Joint Venture partner

www.vale.com


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