Company History

Kariba Minerals Limited is the producer of the finest amethyst in the world. It has been a reliable source of high-quality, medium and commercial grade 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 one of the largest single amethyst producer in the world. The company exports mainly to China and India, and has clients in Europe and America. The annual amethyst production is over 1,000 tonnes per annum, making it one of the largest producers in the world.
Kariba Minerals Limited, corporate office is located in Lusaka Central Business District (CBD) and the Amethyst mine is in the southern part of Zambia in Zimba district which was previously under Kalomo. It is found in Mapatizya, which is known to have one of the richest amethyst deposits in the world. Kariba Minerals Ltd is at the epi-centre of this rich deposit and has been mining and producing amethyst for over 50 years in Zambia. It produces some of the world’s finest quality amethyst only found in Zambia. Its unparalleled deep purple hue, combined with exceptional lustre, makes it stand out as it sets the standard for amethyst excellence internationally.

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Our Company

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Our company offers a wide selection of quality amethyst for sale. Whether you are trading, manufacturing or into jewellery, Kariba Minerals Ltd gives you an opportunity to purchase amethyst directly from the source. With over 50 years in the amethyst mining industry, Kariba Minerals Ltd can supply you high quality amethyst from its mines in Zambia at excellent prices

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).

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About 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.