KCM to set up commercial heap leaching plant

KONKOLA Copper Mine (KCM) plans to set up a commercial heap leaching plant by 2020 at its Mimbula open pit mine in Chingola to increase copper production.
The company through its Tailing Leach plant (TLP) has commissioned a pilot test pad under the Heap Leach Plant Project to test the availability of processing ores of varying grades at Nchanga mine and other pits such as Mimbula.
Heap leach is a process involving the crushing of mineral ore to particles sizes of 20 centimetres and pilling them into heaps with local solution containing sulphuric acid sprayed over the heaps by

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