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Zim seeks to determine diamond reserves

19 april 2012

Zimbabwe will soon start gathering historical data on exploration and mining of diamonds in the country to establish if there are any reserves lying idle.
The state-controlled Herald newspaper quoted Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister Gift Chimanikire as saying the gathered data would also feed into the formulation of a diamond policy.
“We are crafting a Diamond Act and need detailed historical information on diamond exploration, going back to the first time diamonds were discovered in Matabeleland in 1840. We want to put down the information to craft a diamond policy,” he said.
Diamond mining in Zimbabwe currently takes place in Marange, at Rio’s Murowa and River Ranch in Beitbridge but mineral reserves at these operations were not clear.
A joint venture between a Russian company OZGEO and the Development Trust of Zimbabwe, was set to go into full commercial diamond mining, in Chimanimani by the end of this year.
Preliminary data had also shown that diamond reserves could be lying idle in Ngulube, Mwenezi and Triangle areas.
Studies conducted during the colonial era had concluded that existing diamond reserves were not favourable for serious commercial mining.
This was, however, in contrast with current developments in Marange where it seems the gems existed in “abundance”, the paper reports.
It was estimated that Zimbabwe had the potential to supply 25 percent of the gems traded on global markets, realising about $2.5 billion annually.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished