Zijinshan Copper-Gold Mine
Zijinshan Copper-Gold Mine
Zijinshan Copper-Gold Mine
Zijinshan Copper-Gold Mine
Zijinshan Copper-Gold Mine
  • Location
    Shanghang County, Longyan City, Fujian Province
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In operation
  • Deposit Type
    HS Epithermal
  • Mineral Resources (Inclusive of Mineral Reserves)
    Contained copper of 1.25Mt with grade of 0.47%
  • Mining & Processing methods
    Open-pit mining for gold, Underground mining + flotation, hydrometallurgy for copper
  • 2022 Production
    Mined copper:86kt;Mined gold:62kt
  • Project Overview

    The Zijinshan Gold-Copper Mine is both the birthplace and a core asset of Zijin Mining. In 1993, the project embarked on a journey of low-cost, high-profit, and sustainable development. It is also a hub that nurtures Zijin Mining’s management expertise, technical capabilities, and talent. Over the last 30 years, through management and technological innovations, Zijinshan has not only fully utilized low-grade gold and copper resources but has also maximized its economic and social benefits. It pioneered the Five-Pronged Mining Engineering Model, integrating technologies and processes of geological exploration, mining, processing, metallurgy, and environmental protection.

  • ESG

    The project promotes mechanization, automation, and digital transformation in its operations. It is home to a highly skilled mine rescue team with national-level qualifications and serves as a pilot company for China’s initiative of building a dual-tiered risk prevention system, earning the title of “National Demonstration Company for Safety Culture Development”.

    The project embraces the philosophy of “green mines are gold mines”, striving to develop a green, low-carbon, and beautiful mine. It optimizes the use of water resources, integrating wastewater utilization systems with biological methods for copper extraction. This approach not only ensures environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment but also facilitates copper recovery, thereby enhancing the project’s economic returns.

    The mine’s early investment and significant accomplishments in ecological restoration have yielded remarkable results in creating a garden-like mine. Responding positively to the national carbon peaking and carbon neutrality policy, the project takes technical measures to achieve energy conservation, emissions reduction, and carbon sequestration.

    Additionally, it employs a multitude of energy solutions that complement one another, including solar, hydro, and wind power, hydrogen energy, and energy storage systems. Its ultimate aim is to become a model mine site for carbon peaking and carbon neutrality.

  • Awards and Recognitions

    l  In 2022, it was recognized as a Green Plant by the Department of Industry and Information Technology of the Fujian Provincial Government.

    l  In 2021, it was designated as a National Soil and Water Conservation Demonstration Project by the Ministry of Water Resources.

    l  In 2020, it was listed as a National Green Mine by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

    l  In 2017, it received the National May 1st Labor Award from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.

    l  In 2011, it was honored as a National Mineral Resources Comprehensive Utilization Demonstration Base by the former Ministry of Land and Resources and the Ministry of Finance.

    l  In 2009, it was listed as one of the first national mine parks by the former Ministry of Land and Resources.

    l  In 2008, the China Gold Association awarded it the title of China's Largest Gold Mine.

    l  In 2004, the former National Tourism Administration recognized it as a National Industrial Tourism Demonstration Site.