The mining fraternity is on the brink of rediscovering its old sparkle especially looking at the vast developments that have been witnessed lately. Among other developments is the imminent commissioning of the Yadah Connect’s marble cutting and polishing plant located on Plymouth Road in Southerton. The plant is being assembled and the commissioning is penciled for the end of February if all goes according to schedule. The plant will be getting material for processing from the Yadah Connect mines. Currently Yadah Connect has one operational marble mine in Concession and 27 marble claims dotted around the country, which are yet to be operationalised.

On Sunday 7 January 2018, MMCZ launched a design competition for the redesign of the Corporation’s exhibition pavilion. The competition called for all ingenious 3D design, Interior design, Design and technology, and architecture students then currently enrolled with local institutions, to register their interest.

Chrome exports jump up 500 percent

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 by

Chrome ore exports have gone up by over 500 percent to 334,000t in the first seven months of this year, from 55,000t over the same period in 2016. This increase has been powered by Chinese demand. In value terms, these exports accounted for $53 million as at 31 July 2017, up from $4.2 million during the same period last year.

Zimbabwe holds the world’s second-largest chrome ore reserves after South Africa. As at end of June 2017, the country has exported 232,367.89 metric tonnes of chrome ore valued at $41.781 million. MMCZ believes that the projected target for chrome export can be achieved if measures are put in place to ensure that small-scale chrome ore