How to mine Zcash

I am very interested in the cash project and am trying to learn as much as I can. I have installed Debian 8.3 as a Parallels VM on my MacBookPro. I have zcashd up and running. I set gen=1 in the bitcoin.conf file to enable mining. I understand that this is simply an exercise since the coins have no value at this time. I am wondering how do I know when a coin has been successfully mined ? Thanks in advance for your replies