Govt Speaks On Reports Of New Diamond Deposits In Chiredzi

Government owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has dismissed reports of new diamond deposits in Chiredzi which saw a number of people scarmbling to the town in search of the precious stone.

ZCDC last week despatched a team of geologists to Chiredzi to investigate claims of diamond deposits and the team concluded that miners were mistaking quartz for diamond. In an interview with The Herald recently, ZCDC chief executive Morris Mpofu confirmed the findings. Said Mpofu:

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ZCDC, being a mandated diamond mining company in Zimbabwe, sent a team of geologists to investigate whether they are real diamonds and to assess the potential of the geology of the area to host diamonds. The stones are not diamonds, but quartz ranging from clear, milky quartz with iron stains to smoky quartz. The quartz averaged 10mm in size; the dolerite on the surface has a honeycomb structure with quartz growth inside. The geological formation of the area is not kimberlitic, but amygdaloidal basalt or dolerite, which do not host diamonds.

More: Herald


Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo Province, founded in 1961. It is located near the Runde River, which has a tributary called the 'Chiredzi'. As the administrative center for Chiredzi District, it is where both the rural and district councils are based. Read More About Chiredzi

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the Southern Africa region. Its capital city is Harare and the country has 10 Zimbabwe Provinces. Zimbabwe is 390,580 sq km and is bordered on all sides by other countries (Zambia in the north, South Africa... Read More About Zimbabwe

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