Licence

Area

Minerals

Applicant Requirements

Approving Authority

Processing Period

Length of Tenure

Ordinary /

 

Special Prospecting Licence (IV)

10 ha precious metal/ stone

 

25 ha base metal

All

•Any person above 18 years of age and permanently resident in Zimbabwe

•A company duly registered in Zimbabwe

•Payment of appropriate fees

Legal Services

Instant over the counter

2years

Exclusive Prospecting order (IV)

65 000ha

Any defined area  (including reserved)

All excluding coal

•Any person

•Corporate body indicating

Proposed works programme, area description ,certificate of incorporation, details of directors and company shareholding structure

President

3 months

Initial period of 3 years. Renewable for a maximum period of 3 years

Mining lease (VIII)

 

Amalgamation of continuous mining location

All

•Holder of a registered mining location indicating list of minerals to be mined, sketch plan of the area, details of reef blocks in the area, list of mining locations contained and name and address of landowner

Mining Affairs Board

3 months

Perpetual

Annual renewal

Special Mining Lease (IX)

As per mining lease

All

•Holder of a registered mining    location indicating list of minerals to be mined, sketch plan of the area, details of reef blocks in the area, list of mining locations contained, name and address of landowner development and operation plan of proposed mine

•Investment in forex exceeding 100 million USD

•Mine output intended mainly for export

Mining Affairs Board

3 months

Perpetual

Annual renewal

Special grant(XIX)

Any defined area

All

•Any person above 18 years of age

•Area to be situated in reserved ground

Sketch plan of the area and work programme

Secretary for Mines and Mining Development

2months

Perpetual

Annual renewal

Special grant under XX

20 000 ha for coal

100 000 ha for CBM and Natural gas

Coal

Mineral oils

Natural gas

•Any person above 18years of age

•Area to be situated in reserved ground

•Intention to mine coal , mineral oils

•Full information on financial status and technical expertise, particulars of, guarantees, Minerals to be mined, sketch plan of the area. For a company , full names and nationality of directors and work programme

President

3 months

Perpetual

Annual renewal