• Mining gold in central
    Zimbabwe since 2013

Who we are

Commoner Mine Limited (CML) comprises five mines near Gweru in Midlands Province, central Zimbabwe.

In 2013, Maris, in partnership with managing director David May, invested in Mayjel Mining Limited to re-treat 500,000 tons of tailings at the Commoner and Welcome Back mines. Over the past 4 years the company has de­veloped a carbon in leach (CIL) operation to re-treat old mine tailings, acquired the surrounding mining claims, and commenced an open pit mining operation. The company name was changed during this period to Com­moner Mine Limited (CML). The company is looking to expand operations further and re-open underground mine workings on the claims.

Commoner Mine Limited (CML) is an investee company of the Maris Group, an Africa focused holding company that has been managing investments in Africa since 2006.

What we do

Commoner Mine was closed in the early 1980’s by the Falcon Group of Mines and laid dormant until 2013. Within the group are 32 mining blocks covering 5 old mines; Bee Mine, Bee Eater Mine, Pamela Mine, Commoner Mine and Welcome Back Mine. The largest mine, Commoner, produced over 4 tonnes of gold during its working life.

CML is committed to the social and economic improvement, and the environmental protection, of the region in which it operates. The company actively supports the local community and complies with local and international regulations, including the IFC Performance Standards on measuring, mitigating and reporting its environmental and social impact.