Rutsiro Gemstones Project

Rutsiro, Rwanda

Key Overview:


Rutsiro District



Project Status



1,200 ha

License Situation

No licenses held


Almandine garnet, well formed crystals occur in the biotite schists with size between about 2cm and 7cm across. The crystals are fresh not weathered with quality of medium to high. Potential for small to 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), RSC (2015),  B2B(2017), & Bridgeporth (2017)


Good Road Access and Power/Water Readily Available.



Open to application

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