Our Company


First Quantum Minerals is a leading and fast-growing copper company founded more than 20 years ago with a strong conviction in the long-term fundamentals for copper.

Beginning with the 1996 purchase of the Bwana Mkubwa Mining License in Zambia, to reprocess tailings from past mining activities, our assets and operations now span nine countries and five continents. Today, we are one of the world’s top ten copper producers.

In 2017, we recorded the highest copper production in our history at 573,963 tonnes in addition to 199,736 ounces of gold and 17,837 tonnes of nickel.

Our rapid growth is set to continue with the ramp-up of our massive Cobre Panama project beginning in late 2018.

Fast Facts

  • First incorporated in 1983
  • Acquired Inmet Mining Corporation in March 2013
  • Seven mines – Kansanshi mine and smelter (80%) and Sentinel (100%) in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein (100%) in Mauritania, Las Cruces (100%) in Spain, Pyhäsalmi (100%) in Finland, Ravensthorpe (100%) in Australia and Çayeli (100%) in Turkey
  • Implemented a dividend policy in 2005
  • Stock exchange listing & symbol: TSX: FM