Northern Rhodesia: Department of Mines

Northern Rhodesia

Mines Office

In 1924, when the British South Africa Company was relieved of its political obligations in Northern Rhodesia, the Company continued to manage a wide range of agricultural, mining and commercial interests. On 23rd October, 1964 when Northern Rhodesia achieved Independence, the company agreed to surrender its mineral rights claims in return for £4,000,000 (half of which was paid by the UK and half by Zambia).

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