Economic Geology

  1. Hurungwe District

Mining in Hurungwe started earlier than the documented history of the area with documentation starting with the Europeans in the 1890s. The district is endowed with vast mineral deposits listed below:

  1. Copper occurs within the Tengwe valley. No mining has ever been conducted. There are no current mining activities taking place.

  2. Dolomite mined for industrial purposes as early as Rhodesian times to date.

Upcomming Mining Projects

NO

PROJECT NAME

DESCRIPTION

CATEGORY

STATUS

1

Zimplats’ BMR Project

Mid Year Mineral Production

MINERAL

JAN – JUNE 2016

Gold (including Zimplats) (Kg)

2 597.1605

Silver (Kg)

880.59

Big Mines In Mashonaland

No.

NAME OF MINE

MINERAL

LOCATION

STATUS

1

Alaska Copper Mine

Copper

Big Mines In Mashonaland

No.

NAME OF MINE

MINERAL

LOCATION

STATUS

1

Alaska Copper Mine

Copper

Overall Functions

  • Administer the Mines and Minerals Act (Chapter 21:05);

  • formulate, monitor and evaluate implementation of mining development policies;

  • design mechanisms geared at effective accounting for the country's mineral resources;

  • administer and review mining and explosives laws;

  • develop and maintain an up-to-date data bank on present/future mineral deposits;

  • attract investment to the mining industry,

  • promote beneficiation and value addition of mineral resources;

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