scientific services, parks and wildlife management authority, zimbabwe318 . site observations in some sections of cnp indicated that destructive methods of artisanal gold mining were used.the history of small-scale mining in zimbabwe dates back to the period well before colonisation in the late 1890s (maponga ngorima, 2003 mberengwa, 2010).,gold mining in zimbabwe,the mines were acquired from anglo american corporation zimbabwe limited (amzim) in 2003 together with most of amzims gold mineral rights in zimbabwe. eureka gold mine. eureka gold mine is located about 150km north of harare. eureka is a modern gold mine designed to produce up to 70,000oz of gold per annum from an open pit operation.