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Midnight Sun Mining Drills 14.2 Metres Grading 5.71% Copper at Solwezi, Zambia

Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (TSXV:MMA) released results from its core drilling program that was recently completed on the Solwezi copper property in northwest Zambia. The program was undertaken during April and May of 2014 and consisted of 739 metres HQ core drilled in 12 holes, and targeted an area of the Solwezi property roughly 10 kilometres southwest of First Quantum Minerals’s (TSX:FM) Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa.

Copper Mining in Africa

The history of copper mining in Africa stretches back many thousands of years, as is evidenced by a copper plumbing system found in a 5,000-year-old Egyptian pyramid. Copper was used in Africa for art and as currency, and the Egyptians in particular took to the metal; around the same time as they discovered copper, the Egyptians [...]