Small scale miners in Mberengwa have been urged to consider laboratory sampling so that they can come up with accurate results.

For long, dish sampling has been the only way of detecting gold samples.

The coming in of new mining technologies has however opened an easy way of detecting gold samples through laboratories.

Still stuck in their archaic ways of detecting the precious yellow metal, small scale miners still evade taking their samples to laboratories which however reduces the labour risk as well as protect the environment under the initiative which seeks to prioritise the safety and health of a miner as well as the environment.

Berea Mine Manager, Mr Moses Gondwe, who once worked for Metallon Gold mines as a Safety Training Officer, said gone are the days when they used to rely on dish samples.

“After retiring in 2008, I came here to assist these small scale miners and I have discovered that most of them are still rooted in dish sampling up to this day,” he said.

Through harnessing new mining knowledge from an expert, Berea Mine has left an indelible mark in the sector by scooping mining certificates from the Mberengwa Miners Association.