Gold Mining

Sabi Gold Mine

Sabi mine claims were first pegged in the 1890 with the first recorded production in 1909. It was acquired by ZMDC in 1984.ZMDC owns 100% Kimberworth Investments (Pvt) Ltd trading as Sabi Gold Mine, a company currently running the mine. The mine employs about 450 employees and is currently serviced by one rectangular double compartment shaft reaching down to 15 metres below 12 level elevation. The Principal mining method is underhand stopping. The mine has a capacity to treat 450 tonnes of ore per day. 

Jena Gold Mines

Jena mines was first pegged in 1979 and changed hands in 1984 when it was acquired by ZMDC and it is 100% owned by ZMDC currently. It employees about 601 employees and it operates a multi shaft system. The mine has a capacity to treat 450 tonnes of ore per day. The mine employs underhand benching long hole open stopping and shrink stopping mining methods.

Elvington Gold Mine

Elvington Gold Mine is also 100% owned by ZMDC. The mine suspended operations in 2003 due to the collapse of one of its main shafts. The mine is on care and maintenance. Currently the mine is involved in dump retreatment while preparing for resuscitation of underground operations. Elvington used to produce 45kg’s of Gold per month before the shaft incident.