• A complex of 8 gold
    mines in Zimbabwe

Who we are

Venice Mine Complex (VMC) is a complex of 8 mines in Zimbabwe with extensive underground and surface infrastructure and over 100 years of recorded production. Venice Mine started production in 1906 and has produced over 20 tons (650,000oz) of Gold throughout its life. VMC was closed down in 2002 whilst under the management of Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited citing a lack of adequate exploration and development on the mine, deteriorating economic climate in Zimbabwe and a low gold price. VMC was acquired by Maris in 2015, with a plan for reinvigoration in a phased approach.

VMC is an investee company of the Maris Group, an Africa focused holding company that has been managing investments since 2006.

What we do

VMC was acquired by Maris in 2015, with a plan for reinvigoration in a phased approach. The first phase of the reinvigoration of VMC is the establishment of a 40,000 ton/month Carbon in Leach (CIL) tailings retreatment operation to treat the 2.1 mil­lion tons of tailings material. The second phase would bring the satellite mines that are near surface and that have non-refractory gold resources into produc­tion, largely using existing infrastructure. The third phase would return the main Venice mine to full production, including significant investment in additional infrastructure.