Zimbabwe

Renco Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Longwall
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Mine Life2040
ShapshotThe Renco gold mine is situated in Zimbabwe, about 75 km southeast of Masvingo. It is located in the northern marginal zone of Limpopo Mobile Belt, where it intersects with the southeastern margin of the Zimbabwe Craton. The mine is unique in that the mineralisation is found within a granulite facies metamorphic terrane.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
RioZim Ltd. 100 % Indirect

Deposit type

  • Metamorphic

Summary:

Gold (Au) deposits in Zimbabwe are clustered on the Zimbabwean craton and mostly associated with the greenstone belts. These greenstone belts are thought to have formed on the basement of older granitic gneisses and are grouped as the Sebakwian, Bulawayan and Shamvaian groups. The Renco mine and surrounding deposits are not located in the greenstones, but rather on the Limpopo mobile belt. The gold here is, however, thought to have been remobilised during the deformation of the belt from the greenstones.

The Renco mine is the only gold mine not located on a greenstone belt in Zimbabwe – it is located in the Limpopo mobile belt. Gold is thought to have been remobilised from one of the adjacent greenstone belts during this deformation period and deposited in zones of structural weakness at Renco. Four types of reefs have historically been exploited, namely the steep, named after its nearvertical orientation, the orange, green and red reefs, which were arbitrarily given these names to distinguish them. The red, green and orange reefs have a far shallower dip and the red reef has been exploited to the greatest extent.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

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Production

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All production numbers are expressed as metal in doré.

Operational metrics

Metrics2015
Ore tonnes mined 302,847 t

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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