The refinery was near Chinhoyi, 130km north-east of Harare and has good road and rail links. It treats anodes from the adjacent smelter, which was commissioned on a greenfield site in 1959 to smelt and fire-refine concentrates for the Messina Group of Mines. Anode casting facilities were added to the smelter when the 20kt/a cathode refinery was commissioned in 1980 at a cost of US$5.3M. With the closure of the Norah Mine in 1992, followed by the Lomagundi Mine in late 1996, the smelter and...
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