Zimbabwe

Cam & Motor Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Gold
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotMining operations commenced at the refractory sulphide Cam & Motor pits in 2022, paving the way for the commissioning and production of the BIOX plant in 2022. The BIOX plant was successfully brought into production in February 2022 and commissioned in April 2022.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
RioZim Ltd. 100 % Indirect

Deposit type

  • Vein / narrow vein
  • Sandstone hosted
  • Magmatic

Summary:

Midlands Greenstone Belt.

1. It’s the largest of all the Archean Greenstone Belts in Zimbabwe (located at the Centre of Zimbabwe).

2. Most productive gold belt (>400 tonnes Au mined to date) in Zimbabwe and stretches for 150km with average width of 50km (altitude varies from 900-1300m above sea level.

3. Stretches from Kwekwe to Kadoma, touching the Gweru greenstone belt to the south and the Chegutu greenstone belt to the north.

Midlands Greenstone Belt General Geology.
Comprises of the following Litho-stratigraphic units:
a) Rhodesdale Granitoid Gneiss Complex;
b) Greenstone Belt Metavolcanics lithologies (Bulawayan);
c) Shamvaian Sediments;
d) Tonalitic granitoid plutons and other major felsic intrusions.

Motor Deposit Orebody Characteristics.
- General North-South trending;
- Dip 70 degrees west;
- Plunges 65 degrees southwest;
- Average width 15-20m;
- Orebody structurally and lithologically controlled;
- Gold mineralised units include meta-basalts, sandstones, black shale and quartz veins.

Cam and Motor Main Lithological Units.
1. Metavolcanics (Metabasalts, Metadolerites);
2. Metasediments (Sandstones, greywacke, arkose);
3. Black shale sediments with intercalations of sandstone in places;
4. Quartz veins;
5. Ferricretes (grits);
6. Conglomerates.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Production

CommodityUnits20222021202020192018201720162015
Gold kg  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe738758974856450

Operational metrics

Metrics2017
Daily milling capacity 2,500 t
Daily processing capacity 200 t
Annual ore mining rate 540 kt

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

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Personnel

Mine Management

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