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Kagem Mining Limited engages in the exploration, mining, processing, and sale of emeralds. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Kitwe, Zambia. Kagem Mining Limited operates as a subsidiary of Gemfields Plc.

The Kagem emerald mine is the world’s single largest producer of emeralds and accounts for approximately 20% of global emerald production. The mine covers an area of approximately 41 square kilometres and is located in the central part of the Ndola Rural Emerald Restricted Area (“NRERA”), in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia.

Ownership structure

75% Gemfields, 25% Government of Zambia