Commoner Mine Limited (CML) comprises 32 mining blocks covering 5 five mines near Gweru in Midlands Province, central Zimbabwe; Bee Mine, Bee Eater Mine, Pamela Mine, Commoner Mine and Welcome Back Mine.
Maris invested in CML in 2013 with managing director David May. The initial focus of the company was re-treatement of the 500,000 ton tailings dump at the Commoner and Welcome Back mines. Further to this opportunity, there are a number of additional prospective tailings retreatment projects, including artisanal tailings and waste rock piles surrounding the old mine sites.
Beyond this, the company has started investigating the old mine sites for potential mining opportunities. Work is already underway at Bee Mine on an open pit heap leach operation. Further to this, work has started on sinking a vertical shaft in the Bee Mine pit to transition underground.
Bee Eater Mine
Welcome Back Mine