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Sissingue could be on the table next year

Perseus Mining Ltd said its board might be able to make a development decision on the Sissingue gold deposit in the Ivory Coast in early 2015, more than four years after a feasibility study was released on the project.
Reports Article EMEA 03 Sep 2014 0 Stars

A conversation with Mark Bristow

Mark Bristow’s appetite for many things – major new gold finds, corporate evolution and regeneration, the yellow metal itself … Africa – is unsated, it seems. The 55-year-old CEO of Randgold Resources Ltd has lately spoken of passing the leadership baton but he gives the impression he’s still got much unfinished business with the market-leading gold miner.
Reports Article EMEA 01 Sep 2014 0 Stars

A hive of activity

Companies have been very busy while the gold price has been low
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Gold is back on the investment radar

BlackRock believes the pendulum may once again be swinging in favour of gold
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Finding your fix

Removing the price fix for gold and silver may cause a rethink on the reliance on spot prices in contracts
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Gold exploration… a balancing act

MinEx Consulting examines the outlook for gold exploration
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

Trench warfare

Bulls’ and bears’ profits move back and forth with the price, but it is a flexible strategy that will win out
Feature Article 29 Aug 2014 0 Stars

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
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 26/09/14
Russian precious metals company Polymetal International plc’s commitment to establishing an extensive pipeline of growth projects has continued with the acquisition of the Kyzyl gold project.
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.

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