Welcome to Samrec Vermiculite

Samrec Vermiculite Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd are the owners of Shawa Vermiculite Mine. The Shawa Vermiculite Mine is located near the township of Dorowa, approximately 300 kms South East of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe.


The Shawa deposit is one of the largest vermiculite deposits in the world located within a 5.5 km radius alkali ring complex. The deposit was formed 209 million years ago, with the vermiculite being hosted within ijolite rocks.


The Shawa alkaline ring complex, was discovered in 1935 by F.P. Mennell while prospecting for phosphate rock. The Shawa claims originally pegged in 1948 and the first recorded production was of 1841t produced between 1948 and 1953.


The company now operates a modern open pit mine and mineral processing plant capable of producing the right quality material for our valuable customers across the globe in a safe, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner.