The success of Zimbabwe is based on mineral exports, gold, agriculture and tourism. Zimbabwean soil is extremely rich in raw materials.
The mining sector remains very profitable, with some of the world’s largest platinum reserves. The Marange diamond fields, discovered in 2006, are considered the biggest diamond find in over a century. In terms of carats produced, the Marange field is the largest diamond producing project in the world, estimated to produce 16.9 million carats in 2013 worth over $1 billion.