Business plan for Musi Gem Limited
By Ramoutar Seecharran BSc (Hons) Mining, ACSM, MSc (Eng), DIC, CEng, REng, FIMM, MCIM, MEIZ
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The mine is located at plot Nø 441, Emeralds Restricted Area, Kamakanga,Kalulushi District, Copperbelt Province, in the Republic of Zambia. The area of legal entitlement is 76 hectares. (Figure 1). The property lies at an elevationof 1 200 and 1 220 metres above mean sea level on gently undulatingground.
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Mining rights have been granted to Musi Gem Limited of the above address.Musi Gem is in possession of gemstone licence Nø188 issued on 23
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Emerald was first discovered in this part of Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia)in 1928 by the Rhodesia Congo Border Concession Company at the Mikulocality in the Kafubu area. Commercial mining commenced in 1967. Zambiais second in the production of quality emeralds only to Columbia.It is estimated that 20% of the world’s current supply of emeralds comesfrom Zambia.
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The Kafubu Emerald Area is underlain by rocks of the Muva Supergroup. TheMuva Supergroup comprises quartzites and quartzose schists near the baseoverlain by quartz-mica schists
(locally called CHIKUNDULU)
interlaced with talc-magnetite schist
(locally called PAIDAS)
. Emerald mineralisation is closelyassociated with tourmaline-quartz veins replaced in the talc-magnetite schist.