n Journal of Strategic Studies : A Journal of the Southern Bureau of Strategic Studies Trust - The status of extraction and the case for value addition of platinum group metals (PGMS) in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2076-6645
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The Great Dyke is a mineral rich geological feature in the central part of Zimbabwe which stretches for about 550km in the SSW to NNE direction. It hosts, among other mineral resources, the second largest known resources of Platinum Group Minerals after South Africa and the largest high grade chrome ore resources in the world. These ore resources present Zimbabwe with a competitive advantage and a unique opportunity for developing world class mines and processing facilities which could form the backbone of a vibrant metallurgical and manufacturing industry. Given the growing demand for Platinum as a catalyst in reducing air pollution and in jewellery, increased production of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), their beneficiation and value addition would provide a springboard for socio-economic development of the country.

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