Zinc Mine Job Recruitment
Africa’s zinc mining industry is in need of individuals with scarce skills, including locals, diaspora, and expatriates, to join mine sites on the continent. CA Mining has extensive experience in the zinc recruitment industry in Africa, and with our specialist consultants’ expertise, we assist large mining corporations in recruiting the highest quality candidates for zinc positions and mobilising mining projects. Go to Mining Recruitment’s Africa Jobs portal to find Zinc Mining Jobs in Africa that range from mid to senior level.
In Africa, zinc reserves can be found in Zambia, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, in the Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and along the Moroccan-Algerian frontier.
Zinc is chemically similar to magnesium and is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. Its ore is mined predominantly through underground mining methods, including cut and fill stoping. However, it is also extracted using open-pit mining and open stope mining, which are both surface mining methods. The greatest exploited zinc ore is sphalerite, a zinc sulphide. Zinc production consists of froth flotation of the ore, roasting, and final extraction using electricity (electrowinning).
Slightly brittle at room temperature, zinc is a metal that is naturally silvery blue in colour but oxidises in air to form a protective greyish layer. However, zinc’s natural colour can be restored by removing the oxidation.