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Darwendale project – c. $400 million to be invested at first stage of construction of mining and processing complex and of a smelter
12 March, 2018

The Russian - Zimbabwean Darwendale platinum deposit project, being implemented by Great Dyke Investments (PVT) ltd, has nearly finished selection of a general contractor for construction of a mining and processing plant. This plant along with a smelter will process up to 10 million tons of ore to eventually produce up to 855,000 ounces (appr.27 tons) of PGMs and gold per year.

Russian – Zimbabwean JV Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd (GDI) moves to the next stage of Darwendale deposit development
1 February, 2016

Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd (GDI), which implements the joint Russian – Zimbabwean Darwendale deposit development project, moves to the stage of design of the mining infrastructure for the Project. Large-scale geological exploration activities were successfully completed at the end of 2015. In total, 130,000 running meters (870 drill holes) were drilled, which made this Project the largest in terms of geological exploration in Zimbabwe for the past decades.

Large-Scale Geological Exploration Activities at Darwendale Deposit Continue
6 May, 2015

In accordance with the long-term strategy of the Darwendale Project implementation, which was approved earlier by the Board of Directors of Great Dyke Investments (Private) Limited, large-scale geological exploration works at the deposit commenced in January 2015. As of beginning of May more than 40,000 running meters have been drilled out of the total 300,000 running meters planned for drilling in 2015–2016.

Large scale exploration work is underway at Darwendale
5 February, 2015

According to the long-term strategy of implementation of the Darwendale Project, which was approved earlier by the Board of Directors of Great Dyke Investments (Private) Limited, large-scale geological exploration activities commenced at the deposit on January 5, 2015.


Company Management

Since the new strong shareholder joined GDI, the Project management system was modernized and strengthened and a strong management and expert team formed.

Management of the company
Igor Higer
Igor Higer
General Manager

Since 2013 he is General Manager of GDI.

Shava Munashe
Shava Munashe
Operations Manager

Zimbabwe School of Mines. Diploma Mining Engineering, 1995

Governmentof Zimbabwe. Certificate Full Blasting Licence, 1996

Mr. Munashe has a great experience with African mining and consulting companies, such as Zimbabwe Platinum Mines, River Ranch Diamond Mine, HAMC (Noventa Ltd), Parrel Investments Pvt Ltd, Marange Resources, Apex Minerals. He occupied various positions, starting from mining engineer to CEO and General Manager. Last ten years he was involved in coordination of technical  works on various projects, being responsible for full control, management and elaboration of the policy of securing uninterrupted operation of the mine, ensuring that safety, environmen tand health standards are maintained at all times.

Golendukhin Mikhail Gennadievich
Golendukhin Mikhail Gennadievich
Chief geologist

Kazakhstan Polytechnic Institute named after V. I. Lenin (Alma-Ata), specialty - Exploration, 1983.

1984 through 2013 worked at OAO GMK “NorilskiNikel", where over these years advanced from the position of a District Geologist to that of the Chief Geologist at the Oktiabrski mine. Highly experienced in safety exploration works, developing operational exploration projects, developing future and ongoing production plans and projects, geological support for an efficient and integrated use of mineral resources, conservation of earth resources, developing operational and long-term plans of underground development and production, designing, engineering and controlling exploration and hydrogeological surveys.