Locals in other parts of Zimbabwe reported similar spikes in illegal mining in their areas. In the country's western Insiza district, farmers described how in October illegal miners burned most of their grazing lands to clear the way for digging, and then left behind vast open pits that injured cattle who fell into them.
GZU invaded by illegal gold miners - Mining Zimbabwe. Great Zimbabwe University's Mashava campus has been invaded by illegal miners who are alleged to be walking at night with machetes, also alleged to be panning gold at the campus' residential areas. Rudairo Mapuranga According to a statement released by the University Student ...
Apr 17, 2017· Gold rush fever among poor Zimbabweans leaves trail of destruction. ... (illegal mining) is our only source of livelihood. ... There is no official data on the number of illegal miners in Zimbabwe.
Sep 16, 2019· Great Zimbabwe University's Mashava campus has been invaded by illegal miners who are alleged to be patrolling at night with machetes, also alleged to be panning gold at the campus' residential areas. Rudairo Mapuranga According to
May 31, 2019· One of the main criteria used to define illegal mining is the absence of land rights, mining license, exploration or mineral transportation permit or of any document that could legitimate the on-going operations. Illegal mining can be operated o n the surface or underground. In most countries, underground mineral resources belong to the state.
Sep 30, 2019· Source: Illegal mining threatens Blanket Mine operations – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 30, 2019 BY MTHANDAZO NYONI. CALEDONIA Mining Corporation has bemoaned the rampant increase of illegal mining activities on properties controlled by its gold mining company, Blanket Mine in Gwanda.
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The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small-scale diamond production in Chiadzwa, Mutare West, Zimbabwe. 'Although estimates of the reserves contained in this area vary wildly, some have suggested that it could be home to one of the world's richest diamond deposits'.
Nov 12, 2019· STATE-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has arrested 3 259 illegal diamond panners in Chiadzwa in the past year, a security official with the state-owned mining firm has said. In a security update presented to the
Nov 18, 2019· Chipangura, who represents the Zimbabwe Miners Federation in Mashonaland West Province, said the problems that are associated with illegal gold miners are not only confined to Norton. "There are people holding on to mining claims and are not …
13 · Effluent from the mining activities is posing danger to humans and animals. Daring illegal panners are invading timber plantations and macadamia nut estates in search of gold. In August, over 1 000 illegal gold panners invaded the Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) Rusitu Estate in …
Jun 28, 2017· It issued 13 tickets for illegal sand mining and 120 tickets for illegal sand transportation in the first quarter of 2017, Kangata says. Kangata adds that the EMA has increased inspections and patrols in hotspots like Southlea Park, Chitungwiza, Ruwa and Zimre Park, where illegal sand mining …
May 04, 2014· via Zimbabwe: Illegal gold panning destroying tourism – eTurboNews.com May 04, 2014 Illegal gold panning activities are taking a toll on the flora and fauna in the scenic district of Shurugwi, destroying the latent tourism the district is endowed with.
Nov 20, 2019· With Zimbabwe going through its worst economic crisis in a decade, desperate citizens are turning to illegal gold mining to make a living, officials say, sparking violence and driving people from ...
Nov 21, 2019· Source: Homes, land destroyed as desperate Zimbabweans turn to illegal gold mining – Reuters FILABUSI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Under the blazing sun, a group of men use picks and shovels to dig up a bushy patch of land outside Zimbabwe's second-largest city, stopping every few seconds to scan the soil for signs of gold.
Dec 02, 2019· In recent weeks, JOC has also raided illegal miners along Mutare River where alluvial gold mining is rampant. Manicaland provincial mines director Omen Dube yesterday confirmed JOC's intervention. "We raided illegal miners in Odzi, especially after a recent incident where a miner was killed. Police and the army invaded illegal miners in Odzi.
Mazowe Satellite Station, Mazowe River and citrus plantations are under threat from the illegal gold mining activities of over 500 artisanal miners. The illegal artisanal miners from areas such as Mt Darwin, Gutu, Kadoma and Kwekwe