Mbuye Gemstones Project

Ruhango, Rwanda

Key Overview

Location

Mbuye sector of Ruhango district

Deposit

Gemstones

Project Status

Exploration

Size

5,510 ha

Licence Situation

No Licenses Issued

Geology/Mineralization:

Gemstones, dominated by aquamarine (Beryl) ,hosted in pegmatites , amethyst. Pegmatites thickness varies between approximately 0.5m to 4m  and extends to about 800m following a N150° trend. The aquamarine crystals are well-formed hexagonal prismatic (3-15mm in length and up to 10mm across). The area has great potential for a  medium scale mine.

Project Owner:

This opportunity is promoted by the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum, and Gas Board (RMB). Established in February 2017, RMB is the Rwandan Government body responsible for implementing and advising the government on national policies, laws, and strategy related to mines, petroleum, and gas. It is also mandated to monitor and coordinate the implementation of strategies related to mines, petroleum and gas. In addition to monitoring, it is supposed to carryout research & exploration in geology, mining and petroleum and to disseminate the findings.

Project Status:

Limited work have been carried out, there is need for further exploration.

Available Data:

  • Geological maps
  • Reports -PGW(2010), Beak (2013), BSC(2015), B2B(2017), & Bridgeporth (2017)

Infrastructure:

Good Road Access and Power/Water Readily Available.

Unknown

Exploration

Open to application

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