Copper Sulfide Mining Earthworks
Background Zambia’s major economic activity is mining, and as at 2005, mining contributed about 65 of export earnings. Major minerals are Copper and Cobalt Copper production stands at 465,000 mt, and is expected to reach about 700,000 mt by 2010. 2 big copper mines (new) to being developed, and several small ones.Mining, Smelters, Water Pollution, and Environmental Remediation Smelters are facilities that extract refined metals from ores. Copper, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, gold, cobalt and cadmium are extracted using this procedure from earth samples and residues.