Investment Potential

MINERAL BENEFICIATION

  • Most of the minerals produced in Zimbabwe are exported in their unprocessed state for further beneficiation in other countries. This situation is depriving the country of the full worth of its mineral resources in terms of value and employment creation.

  • The Government of Zimbabwe therefore encourages the export of value added mineral products and welcomes investment in the setting up of local mineral beneficiation facilities.

  •  There is vast investment potential in the areas of platinum refinery, chrome smelting, diamond cutting and polishing and gold and platinum jewellery.

 

EXPLORATION

Zimbabwe’s Mineral Potential

Zimbabwe has a huge and highly diversified mineral resource base dominated by two prominent geological features namely the famous Great Dyke and the ancient Greenstone Belts, also known as Gold Belts.

The Great Dyke is a layered igneous complex extending north-south for about 550 km. The Great Dyke plays host to the world’s largest high grade chromite resource base.  Zimbabwe has the world’s second largest resource of platinum group of metals as well as significant reserves of copper and nickel.  

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