The Filabusi Mining District was a major producer of gold, with mines such as Fred and Royal Family; and nickel at Epoch (Bindura Nickel Corporation). Asbestos was also mined at Pangani and Croft. However all these large scale mining operations are now closed, with mining in the district limited to small scale artisanal goldmining.
Agriculture in the Filabusi area is mostly cattle ranching, with some small-scale farming (see photo), the latter mainly on the resettlement (Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP)) land of former large ranches.
- Baglow, N. 1998. The geology of the Filabusi Greenstone Belt and surrounding granitic terrain. Zimbabwe Geological Survey Bulletin 91.