African Mining Consultants Limited (AMC) is an exploration, mining, geotechnical and environmental engineering firm with offices in Kitwe, Zambia. The Company is also registered and has presence in Lubumbashi, DRC. The company was formed in 1994 by a group of engineers who had acquired extensive experience working for the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) and whose intention was to provide services to the mining industry on the Zambian and DRC Copperbelt, most especially to those mining companies which were newly moving into the area following the privatisation of the industry in both countries. The company’s activities have since expanded into many other parts of Africa.
AMC has developed all-embracing expertise relating to open-pit and underground mining projects and exploration projects, particularly base metals and gold, and can now claim to be one of the most experienced mining and environmental consulting groups in Africa.
The company has more than 30 associate professionals with many years of diversified experience across Africa. More recently, with the signing of an agency agreement with Kemira South Africa (Pty) Limited and the engagement of Dr Yotam Hara as a Senior Metallurgical Consultant, AMC has expanded its activities into the metallurgical processing field. This has allowed the company to offer a full range of feasibility study expertise, supported as necessary by selected engineering companies to undertake detailed engineering and cost estimation.
The client therefore, has the benefit of local experience, supported by the skills, capability and resources of several international engineering groups. AMC is able to offer the client an opportunity to delegate feasibility, engineering, design and audit work to a team capable and experienced in producing studies or reviews to the level of a bankable document.
Since formation, AMC has worked on a diverse range of projects and audits for major clients with regional interests, such as, Anglo American Corporation, Anglovaal Mining, Metorex, The Commonwealth Development Corporation, Delta Gold, Glencore, First Quantum Minerals, Lonmin and Ashanti Goldfields. AMC has also conducted exploration, due diligence, geotechnical studies and feasibility assessments for a number of international exploration and development companies looking to invest in sub-Saharan Africa, including Rio Algom, North Limited, China Nonferrous Metals, Chemaf sprl, Noranda, Phelps Dodge, Equinox Copper Ventures, Konkola Copper Mines, Copperbelt Minerals Ltd, Anvil Mining, First Quantum Minerals, and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.