New copper deposits have been discovered in Masaiti and Mpongwe on the copperbelt.
Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Jennifer Musonda disclosed this in Ndola.
Mrs. Musonda said there are currently increasing explorations and mineral surveys in all the towns in the province.
She said this when Science and Technology Permanent Secretary, Bullet Nsemukila who is on a tour of learning institutuions under his ministry, called on her.
Mrs. Musonda said the economy on the copperbelt looks set for growth following enhanced diversification programmes.