First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is a growing mining and metals company whose principal activities include mineral exploration, development and mining. The Company produces LME grade "A" copper cathode and sulphuric acid. Its operations in Zambia include the 100% owned Bwana Mkubwa SX/EW facility and sulphuric acid plants and the 80% owned Kansanshi open pit copper-gold deposit. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, First Quantum operates the 100% owned Lonshi open pit copper mine which provides oxide copper ore for processing at Bwana Mkubwa.
First Quantum also holds strategic investments in the Nkana underground copper mine and cobalt refinery (16.9% interest) and the Mufulira underground copper mine, smelter and copper refinery (16.9% interest) in Zambia. In addition, the Company holds a 18.6% interest in Anvil Mining NL, a public company quoted on the Australian and Berlin Exchanges who operate the Dikulushi open pit copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.