The Geology of the area in and around Bulawayo area has a high economic potential in terms of minerals found within Greenstone belt terrain, these minerals include precious metals such as gold and Base minerals such as tungsten as well as Dimension stones such as Granite, slate and sandstone.


 Energy minerals such coal and Gas are found further north in the Mid-Zambezi basin coal measures of Lupane and Hwange


Currently the mining industry in Matabeleland North is dominated by Gold mining whereas there is a need to develop mining of  dimension stones, building aggregates and base minerals to supply the industry e.g. Granite, limestone and slate.



There is a decline in the mining of base minerals in the Province, Tin, Tantalite and Scheelite mining has stopped altogether although there are vast resources such as the Kamativi mine which is currently being resuscitated.

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