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. The mining claims cover a number of old mines including Bee Mine, Bee Eater Mine, Glue Gum, Pamela and the old Commoner Mine itself. The company complies with local and international regulations, including the IFC Performance Standards on measuring, mitigating and reporting its environmental and social impact.