Mining industry of Zimbabwe

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Agincourt Mine, Mberengwa

The mining industry of Zimbabwe is administered by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, the Department of Geological Survey, the Department of Metallurgy, and the Mining promotion and Development Department. The country's main commodities include metallurgical-grade chromite, as well as asbestos, coal, copper, gold, nickel, and iron ore.[1]

Early development of the country was spurred by the European discovery of gold,[2] in many cases they found evidence of previous goldmining.



  1. ^ "Zimbabwe: Mining". Extractive Industries Source Book. World Bank et al. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Shinn, Alison (1974). "The Early European Settlement of the South Western Districts of Rhodesia, Part one" (PDF). Rhodesiana. 30: 13–33. 

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