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A Zimbabwean miner works underground at Metallon Gold mine in Shamva about 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital Hararre, June 14, 2011. Reutes

An armed gang stormed a Zimbabwe gold mine for the second time, taking three metric tons of gold ore with them.

The raid occurred on the night of June 22, but mine owner Sam Munyoro only confirmed the event Wednesday.

A group of 46 robbers attacked miners at Chav-Chess Farm, about 80 miles from the capital of Harare, before ransacking the mine and loading the gold-bearing ore into pick-up trucks and driving away.

"They were armed with catapults, stones machetes, axes knives, clubs and iron bars," Agence France Presse quoted from the Herald newspaper.

One miner reportedly lost two fingers in the attack.

The siege followed a June 8th robbery of the same mine, when a gang of 19 men took off with one ton of ore.

A police investigation is underway, but so far there have been no arrests. Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara of the Mashonaland West provincial police said yesterday that his office had yet to see a report from Munyoro, according to Bulawayo24.