Rhodesian Selection Trust

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The Rhodesian Selection Trust (RST) was a mining corporation which produced copper from the Copperbelt region of Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. The RST was formed in 1928 by Alfred Chester Beatty, an Irish-American mining magnate, as a holding company for his mining assets in Northern Rhodesia. The new company received the financial backing of the American Metal Company of New York.[1]


  1. ^ Berger, Elena L. (1974). Labour, Race and Colonial Rule: The Copperbelt from 1924 to Independence. Oxford Studies in African Affairs. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0 19 821690 4. Retrieved 2013-09-26.