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FQM HANDS OVER 2,000 FACEMASKS FOR LUSAKA’S MAIN HOSPITALS

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) handed over 2,000 facemasks donated by employees from the mining giant’s subsidiary, Kalumbila Minerals Limited, to the Ministry of Health for use at Lusaka’s main hospitals. The hospitals in Lusaka set to benefit from the donation are Chilenje, Levy Mwanawasa and the University Teaching Hospital. “FQM …

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FQM CUTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AS IT BRACES FOR UNCERTAINTY

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to communities, industries and the global economy First Quantum Minerals has reduced operating costs and capital spending as it braces itself for the impact of the COVID-19 on the mining sector. The virus has brought unprecedented challenges to communities, industries and the global economy, and …

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Community taps into FQM training on water management

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has partnered with government to provide training to help communities manage water infrastructure being installed by the company’s Kalumbila Minerals Limited in Musele Chiefdom’s Kalumbila District of North-Western Province. The community water, sanitation and hygiene training comes after revelations by the Department of Water Resources Development …

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As Kariba recedes Maamba collieries relocates pumps at lake to keep generating power

Erratic rainfall forces power generator to move pump station a second time in Africa’s largest man-made lake due to receding water levels Falling water levels in Kariba have necessitated Maamba Collieries Ltd (MCL) to relocate its pumps to a new location in the Kariba Lake to provide water essential for …

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Sentinel Mine launches waste management handbook

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has issued guidelines aligning its mining operations and surrounding communities with government’s clean and healthy campaign. Kalumbila Minerals the mining company’s subsidiary which operates the Sentinel Mine in North-Western Province, has launched a Waste Management Handbook to improve environmental management awareness. The handbook aims to facilitate …

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Canada’s First Quantum weighs $1bn Zambian copper mine expansion

Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals is weighing an investment of around $1-billion to lift output at Africa’s biggest copper mine in Zambia, a company document seen by Reuters showed. The investment would add a decade of life and head off production declines at the Kansanshi copper mine, increasing annual production …

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Rio Tinto invests $1.5 billion at Kennecott

Rio Tinto has approved a $1.5 billion investment to continue production at its Kennecott copper operation in the United States. The investment over the next six years will extend operations at Kennecott to 2032. The investment will further extend strip waste rock mining and support additional infrastructure development in the …

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Empire Cat donates truck for raffle

Empire CAT of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF)  Benefit Truck Raffle. The proceeds are to support critical education, outreach and professional development programs for SMEF. “Empire …

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Terex Trucks focuses on Benelux growth

With the economy and the construction sector set to grow at a steady speed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next few years, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and bringing its TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers throughout the region. The Benelux region is …

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