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ZMDC and partner to mine Umzingwane alluvial gold

The Chronicle


June 23, 2020

THE Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) and Head Heart Enterprises (Pvt) Limited have engaged a local environmental consultant to conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed alluvial gold mining operation in Umzingwane, Matabeleland South province. The planned mining project is a joint venture between ZMDC, a Government-owned mining company and Head Heart Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, a private investor. According to the consulting firm, BUMIRA Environmental Consultants, which is set to undertake the ESIA for the mining project, the mining operation will be established on an estimated 895,4-hectare piece of land in Umzingwane District on the confluence of Umzingwane and Nyankuni rivers about 110 kilometres from Bulawayo off Zvishavane-Filabusi Road.

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