Guruve’s Eureka mine to resume production after 20 years of lying idle
Guruve is a small town 150km south of Harare. The town is well known for tobacco and maize production.
There have been many mysterious activities in the land including the Chinhoyi diesel N’anga and the child Jesus but also there has been a lot of economic activities going on in that area.
Lower Guruve used to be Zimbabwe’s largest producer of cotton and harbours a lot of animals from cattle, sheep to goats. The town of Guruve has however been limited in expansion due to big economic activities.
Just like the mighty Zisco, Eureka mine has been lying idle for years without any production. People lost their jobs, many became helpless and headed for the farms to seek employment. Lives were destroyed and destinies forfeited.
It has been life again in Guruve as their biggest mine is getting back to life 20 years after it shut down, Guruve’s Eureka Mine is to finally resume operations this quarter.
Padenga has invested US$51m to bring the mine back to production.
These pictures from the site show newly installed leaching tanks, part of the new processing plant