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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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Stirbinskis steps up

Gold and base metals developer Drake Resources Ltd made Jason Stirbinskis chief executive replacing Bob Beeson, effective February 11
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Avocet downgrade

Test work at Avocet Mining plc’s Inata gold mine in Burkina Faso indicated that mineral reserves decreased by 35-51% to 0.9Moz-1.2Moz in 2012, from 1.85Moz in 2011
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Carbon Is taking off

Mining companies must react to rising demand for carbon materials
Reports Article Reports 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Central bank gold buying close to 50-year high

Gold buying by value rose to a record US$236.4 billion in 2012 supported by the highest level of central bank purchases for close to 50 years, the World Gold Council (WGC) said
Headline Article Production and Markets 15 Feb 2013 0 Stars

The best is yet to come

Ask most people when the global financial crisis started and the common, but incorrect answer will be September 2008, with the collapse of the US investment bank, Lehman Brothers
Magazine Article Opinion 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

African Minerals

African Minerals Ltd has agreed a US$250 million loan with Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd for greater working capital flexibility during the ramp up phase of its Tonkolili iron-ore project in Sierra Leone
Magazine Article Finance 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Bissa to move to commercial production in weeks

Russian and African gold producer Nord Gold NV expected to start commercial production from its Bissa mine on March 1, chairman Philip Baum told Mining Journal in an interview during the Mining Indaba in Cape Town
Headline Article Production and Markets 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Afferro bids

Afferro Mining Inc said talks with Indian steelmaker Jindal Steel and Power Ltd had been terminated as Afferro’s board believed its bid undervalued the company’s iron-ore projects in Cameroon
Magazine Article Finance 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

ENRC increases ferroalloys output

Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) shares rose 9% on Wednesday after the company beat City estimates for its December quarter ferroalloys output
Magazine Article Production and Markets 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Randgold chief claims Africa’s resource nationalism is ‘disturbing’

Mark Bristow, chief executive of Randgold Resources Ltd, described the growing tendency of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to seek greater returns from mining operations “without giving anything back” as “disturbing”
Magazine Article Production and Markets 08 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Newmont Appoints Dorward-King EVP of Sustainability & External Relations

Newmont Mining Corp has appointed Dr Elaine Dorward-King as executive vice president of sustainability & external relations
Breaking News Article Reports 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

OJVG feasibility

A feasibility study by SRK Consulting (Canada) Ltd on the Oromin Joint Venture Group (OJVG) gold project in Senegal has estimated a US$ 297.1 million start-up capital cost (including contingencies) for a 144,000oz/y carbon-in-leach project
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

IMIC ups Afferro stake

International Mining & Infrastructure Corp plc (IMIC) increased its stake in takeover target Afferro Mining Inc this week
Magazine Article Finance 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Study finds Banfora bankable

A bankable feasibility study on the proposed 2Mt/y Banfora gold project in Burkina Faso estimated a US$229.3 million capital cost (including US$21 million in contingencies)
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Ferrexpo Eurobond

Iron-ore producer Ferrexpo plc said it had instructed Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse to arrange investor meetings ahead of a possible Eurobond issue
Magazine Article Finance 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Change at Zimplats

Stewart Mangoma has been made chief financial officer and an executive director of Zimplats Holdings Ltd and Zimbabwe Platinum Mines Pty Ltd, both subsidiaries of Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd, effective March 1
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

This is a man's world

Women have always been underrepresented in the mining sector, but did you know that our industry has the lowest number of women on the board of directors than of any industry group in the world, according to the first of three reports undertaken by Women in Mining (UK) and PwC
Comment Article Opinion 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Maiden iron-ore resource at Forecariah

A maiden JORC-compliant resource statement for the Forecariah iron-ore joint venture (JV) in Guinea showed that the project could support a mine life of more than 15 years at a production rate of 4Mt/y
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Female board members improve profits for mining companies - Women in Mining

The financial performance of mining companies is improved when women are on the board, according to a report by Women in Mining (UK) (WIM) and PwC
Magazine Article Reports 01 Feb 2013 0 Stars

Country by country

There are 58 countries in Africa, if the offshore territories are included, with 50 nations being listed here
Feature Article 25 Jan 2013 0 Stars
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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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