Selukwe

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Selukwe

 

a mining center in Rhodesia, 32 km southeast of Gwelo. Population, 8,400 (1969). Selukwe has large deposits of characteristic chromites with a chromic oxide content of 52–62 percent.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Similarly, Selukwe (now Shurugwi) had rich chrome and gold deposits.
(56) An additional environmental depredation suffered by the Lundi Reserve was that an estimated 6,000 head of transport cattle were employed in shipping asbestos through the Reserve to Selukwe with the result that 'for a considerable stretch on each side of the main road the grazing is exhausted early in each season'.
"The staff at the lodge were very helpful though, and in short time had dug some really nice 'Selukwe' worms from a nearby dambo (vlei)" he said.
[USPRwire, Sun Dec 27 2015] Zimbabwean platinum deposits are mainly located in four geological complexes: the Wedza, Hartley, Selukwe and Musengezi complexes.
Harbourmaster Bill Hirst said the skipper of the yacht Selukwe was by no means the first person to have obstructed the ferry.
Such settlements included Mutare (Umtali), Gweru (Gwelo), Shurugwi (Selukwe) Kadoma (Gatooma), Marondera (Marandellas), Kwe Kwe (Que Que), Mvuma (Umvuma), Chinhoyi (Sinioa) and Musvewedede (Musonedi) in Mazoe area.
However, the opening of the Gwelo-Salisbury railway line in 1902 undermined peasant production as it became possible to send grain to the Selukwe mines by rail from Salisbury and the Charter district.
One of Zimbabwe's other major mining houses, Anglo American, a very significant platinum producer in South Africa, is active on its Unki property at Shurugwe in the Selukwe Complex which lies between the Hartley and Wedza Complexes.
For instance, Furusa, the principle headman under Chief Ndema in Selukwe Reserve argued that at least twenty beasts would be needed simply to supply sufficient manure, 'Those who have enough cattle have enough manure to use in their lands, but they don't all have sufficient cattle to make manure.' (121) Mlambo, the agricultural demonstrator in the same reserve, concurred with Furusa, arguing that some African farmers were only manuring a quarter of an acre because that was all the manure they could get from fifteen head of cattle.
(121.) NAZ ZAZ 2/1/7 Natural Resources Commission: Oral Evidence, Furusa, Principle Headman under Chief Ndema, Selukwe Reserve, 7/02/1939.
Chromite mining in Shurugwi (formerly Selukwe) started as open cast workings in 1905.
Country South and West of Selukwe. [5.] Chambers Technical Dictionary,