The economic importance of the mining industry is highlighted...
Zimbabwe's Vast Mineral Wealth
A report taken from The Week in Mining, written by David Hargreaves, published on 5th February 2011, highlights the economic importance of the mining industry. Based on actual figures of production from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Mines, past outputs and resource geology, show that mining expansion could generate vast revenues out to 2020 and beyond.
Source: Zimbabwe Ministry of Mines and D Hargreaves
|1 Gold||The known geological occurrences of gold in Zimbabwe are not dissimilar to those of Western Australia, now a prolific producing area. An eventual target of 100 tonnes per year is not unrealistic.|
|2 Coal||This sector expansion would affect neither the regional nor global market but would doubly benefit the country by self sufficiency in energy as well as export revenues.|
David Hargreaves is a Chartered Mining Engineer, Fellow of the Geological Society and the Institute of Mining, Minerals and Materials, and a Member of the Royal Institution. He was Head of Research at James Capel, London.
Mr. Hargreaves is a representative to the UK’s House of Commons Select Committee on Strategically Important Metals.