Pegging is posting prospecting notices and registration and establishment of temporal beacons before submitting an application for registration to the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development. When a Prospecting Licence holder has identified a mineral deposit that he/she is interested in, he/she appoints an agent or an Approved Prospector to peg on his behalf.
The agent is required to physically peg the area by marking the deposit with a Discovery Peg. So the first thing is for a person to have the prospecting license which allows the holder to an area suitable for mining. Once the prospecting license is acquired then the holder has to involve a prospector so that the prospector will then help to peg the area after consulting with the mining office to check if the area is allowed to mine”.
To be certified as an approved pegger or prospector in Zimbabwe one must apply at the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.
Certificates for Registration as an Approved Prospector
An applicant should:
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Strictly Zimbabwean,
- Pay a non-refundable prescribed application fee.
Approved Prospector/ pegger certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of issue or renewal unless previously cancelled or suspended Custom milling permits.