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This page lists all articles in the West Africa region in the Mining Journal database. You can sort the list by type, date, or reader rating. To browse another section, use the menu in the column on the right.
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What’s your Plan B?

Defying gravity, belief and the odds… that’s life as a gold miner
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Finding and acquiring gold reserves

Years of expanding production, runaway costs and ever-higher spending have given way to caution
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Back in gold

The gold standard is gone, but the metal is gaining popularity as central banks seek alternatives to the dollar
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Levelled off

A quick look at the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS index shows that while gold producers have recovered some of the ground lost last year, their share prices remain closely linked to the price of the metal they produce.
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Miners must ‘grapple with fatality issues’, says ICMM

Despite progress in mine safety in 2012-2013, a recent report by the International Council on Mining Metals (ICMM) reveals that fatalities have shown no sign of abating.
Reports Article EMEA 27 Aug 2014 0 Stars

A hive of activity

About 15 months ago, the gold mining industry hit rock bottom. The price, testing US$1700/oz in January of 2013 was, by the end of June below US$1200/oz. Everyone from junior explorers to major producers were under severe pressure.
Reports Article EMEA 27 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Korongou will be the focus of heavy hit

A West African junior gold explorer banking a total of nearly A$6 million (US$5.6 million) in funding from two different parties in the past three months would seem as good an indicator as any the ground Golden Rim Resources Ltd holds in Burkina Faso has high promise.
Reports Article EMEA 26 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Randgold regeneration

Regeneration is a big theme at Randgold Resources, the African gold company formed in the 1990s that has had a knack of uncovering a major deposit every five years or so. It is about due for another one, chief executive Mark Bristow says
Comment Article Opinion 22 Aug 2014 0 Stars

True Gold gets Karma funding

True Gold Mining Inc has shored up financing for construction of its 97,000oz Karma gold project in Burkina Faso
Reports Article Americas 15 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Bellzone looks for emergency cash

Iron-ore miner Bellzone Mining plc has failed to secure long-term financing to bring its Kalia project in Guinea into production and is now looking for US$4 million to keep it operating until late October
Reports Article EMEA 15 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Hummingbird secures debt facility for Yanfolila

West-African focused exploration and development company Hummingbird Resources plc has secured a two-stage debt facility from Taurus Mining Finance Fund for its Yanfolila gold project in Mali
Reports Article EMEA 15 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Ebola provokes force majeure

As the Ebola death toll enters quadruple figures and miners across West Africa step up measures to curb the spread of the virus, the biggest news came last week when ArcelorMittal issued a statement saying contractors at its phase 2 expansion project in Liberia had declared force majeure.
Reports Article EMEA 13 Aug 2014 0 Stars

African Minerals addresses dramatic shares plunge

African Minerals plc issued a statement regarding the dramatic fall in its share price (down 30% in one week), confirming it “continues to operate in line with market guidance”
Reports Article EMEA 08 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Law firm sues Guinea over Simandou

Multinational law firm Dentons has filed a claim against the Republic of Guinea for US$10.2 million in unpaid fees related to advisory work on the Simandou iron-ore project, LegalWeek reported
Reports Article EMEA 08 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Report: ArcelorMittal, Glencore in running for Simandou

ArcelorMittal and Glencore plc are potential bidders for the northern half of Guinea’s Simandou iron-ore project, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter
Reports Article EMEA 08 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Two sides of the same coin

Different views of a project are common, but for junior miners and consultants the differences are often deep
Reports Article Services 06 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Mineral exports at risk as Ebola worsens

West African travel and mineral exports face an increased risk of disruption as response to Ebola virus intensifies.
Breaking News Article EMEA 05 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Fresh focus for West African Minerals

West African Minerals Corp will likely narrow its focus to just one project in Cameroon where it holds a 100% interest in five iron ore exploration licences over an extensive lease area of about 4000 square kilometres.
Magazine Article EMEA 30 Jul 2014 0 Stars

As Ebola spreads, miners remain ‘incredibly vigilant’

As the Ebola virus continues to wreak havoc across West Africa, miners operating in the region are leaving no stone unturned to help prevent further spread of the disease
Magazine Article EMEA 30 Jul 2014 0 Stars

MJ’s LinkedIn group hits 10,000 members

Today, Mining News & Networking, Aspermont’s LinkedIn group dedicated to the mining industry, reached a landmark with the arrival of its 10,000th member
Breaking News Article EMEA 23 Jul 2014 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 19/09/14
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014

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