Kariba Minerals

Overview of Zambia


Zambia is a major source of gemstones for the world’s jewelry market. In November 2007, Zambia won the Mining Journal’s Country Award for its expanding mineral production, transparent mining law, excellent infrastructure, and improved corporate governance. Politically, Zambia has maintained amicable relations locally and with its neighbouring countries, resulting in continued stability. It is a member of the Southern African Development Community and has been known to be a peaceful country with democratically elected governments for over 50 years.

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Mine Location

Mapatizya, Zimba District, Southern Province, Zambia



Plot 11901, Kakota Road, LUSAKA.

Our Company

Kariba Minerals Ltd has long been a reliable source of high-quality amethyst for major manufacturers of gemstones and related products. The company’s market share is estimated at over 90% of the amethyst originating from Zambia, and we are arguably the largest single amethyst producer in the world.

Management & Ownership

The company has been mining and producing amethyst for over 50 years in Zambia. Kariba Minerals Limited is a private company limited by shares. It is owned 100% by ZCCM -Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH).

Parent Company (ZCCM - IH)

ZCCM – Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH) is an investments holding company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. ZCCM-IH has its primary listing under ISIN number ZM0000000037 on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock exchange in Paris.

BDO Zambia Ltd
P O Box 30030

Mr. Richard Luhanga
Post Net Box 485
P/Bag E.891
Manda Hill


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