Murowa Diamonds is a young operation, having been discovered in 1997. In the early 1990s; the Company conducted an exploration programme in Zimbabwe focusing solely on diamonds. In 1997, this exploration came to fruition with the discovery of three diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes in the Murowa area.
Following feasibility studies and mine planning that were conducted from 1998 to 2000, a small mine was commissioned in 2004. Today Murowa Diamonds is a small-scale, efficient open cast diamond mining operation, producing around 400,000 carats per annum.
A truck and backhoe method is used to extract ore from the two openpits. The waste is drilled and blasted and trucked away using dump trucks. This leaves the ore available for extraction, which is crushed, processed and pumped to the final recovery plant.
From the mine to the market
Murowa Diamonds produces beautiful diamonds that are typically large, predominantly white, gem quality and are ideal for the bridal/status markets around the world.
Murowa rough diamonds are initially sized at its facilities in Harare then exported to Antwerp for onward sorting and selling to international customers and 10% sold within Zimbabwe to members of the local cutting and polishing industry.
Murowa Diamonds continues to support the principles of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).