Speaking to Mining Zimbabwe, Kwekwe patron for women’s association Perseviarance Zhou highlighted that her claim in Shurugwi has been profiting quite tremendously. Having huge gold pods which are giving her a surplus profit of nine loads per day with more than thirty tonnes per load, Zhou is optimistic that her claim will yield significantly.
Mirirai Melissa Ngoya
Shurugwi area has been envisioned as the paradise of wealth, with plenty of gold deposits being discovered in the area, Shurugwi has attracted small scale mining activities. Mrs Zhou actually admitted that she sent her team to Shurugwi because the area is known for its capacious mineral deposits.
“I sent my team to go and mine at our Shurugwi claim following reports that there is plenty of gold in the area,” said Zhou.
Mrs Zhou outlined the gold production that they were able to meet in a week, emphasising on the amount of profit that they managed to retain within that period.
“on our first load, we got 30.340t which was a surprise to the whole team, our second load had 33,200t followed by 33.600t.’’
According to Mrs Zhou, their fourth load had a total of 33.540t of gold, whereas the fifth load had a total of 36. 440t of gold.
” We continued to mine and our sixth load had a total of 36.440 tonnes of gold, followed by 33.540 t”
Mrs Zhou said that Shurugwi area has been quite impressive in its gold output signifying that we have a rich mineral resource base in Zimbabwe.
“Shurugwi mining area gave us hope as a team in the mining sector, our richest load is the eight one in which we made a total of 38.200 tonnes of gold signifying the wealth that one can acquire within the course of a day.”
“our last load had 37.040 tonnes of gold, all in one day.”
‘’With the course of a week we did 60 loads and now we are working with Afroshine so that they will scale and grade the gold at their plant to get the final tonnage after removing unwanted staff.”
The gold mining game is on in Shurugwi as highlighted by Mrs Zhou and indeed it is safe to say that Zimbabwe is endowed with a rich mineral resource base.