In 2013, Maris acquired Commoner Mine and its surrounding mining claims in Zimbabwe. Over the past 4 years the company has developed a carbon in leach (CIL) operation to re-treat old mine tailings, and an open pit mining operation. The company is looking to expand operations further and re-open underground mine workings on the claims.
Commoner Mine was closed in the early 1980’s by the Falcon Group of Mines and has laid dormant until 2013. Commoner Mine Limited (CML) comprises 32 mining blocks covering 5 five mines near Gweru in Midlands Province, central Zimbabwe; Bee Mine, Bee Eater Mine, Pamela Mine, Commoner Mine and Welcome Back Mine. The company complies with local and international regulations, including the IFC Performance Standards on measuring, mitigating and reporting its environmental and social impact.