The Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) is registered as an association for mining and allied companies both large and small.
The Chamber is governed by a constitution while the policy making body is the Council drawn from member companies.
Membership to the Chamber is voluntary and is classified into four categories i.e. Class A, Class B, Class C and Associate. These are based on the type of mining licence that a particular mine possess, large, small, exploration, service provision etc.
The Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) was originally formed in September 1942 and was known as the Northern Rhodesia Chamber of Mines of Zambia until it was replaced by the Copper Industry Services Buereau (CISB) in 1965. Following privatisation of the mine assets in 2000, the Zambia Chamber of mines was re-established.