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Ivory Coast ponders tax hikes for gold miners

Ivory Coast is considering implementing a 19% tax on its gold-mining industry in order to benefit from the strong price of the metal
Magazine Article Production and Markets 21 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Sintoukola PFS forecasts 2Mt/y potash operation

A conventional underground mining and processing operation at Elemental Minerals Ltd’s Sintoukola potash project in the Republic of the Congo could support a 2Mt/y operation over a 23-year mine life, according to an independent pre-feasibility study
Headline Article Exploration & Development 21 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Glencore puts in final improved offer for Xstrata

Glencore International plc came in at the eleventh hour last Friday with an increased bid for Xstrata plc, after its original offer looked set to be voted down, and announced an unexpected amendment regarding the proposed chief executive (CEO) for the enlarged group.
Headline Article Production and Markets 14 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Kalia mining licence

Bellzone Mining plc said it had been granted a mining licence for its flagship Kalia iron-ore project in the Republic of Guinea.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 14 Sep 2012 0 Stars

African Eagle upbeat on Dutwa tests

African Eagle Resources plc said metallurgical test work results for its flagship Dutwa nickel project in Tanzania could potentially improve capital and operating costs.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 14 Sep 2012 0 Stars

African Minerals examines credit options after first-half losses widen

African Minerals Ltd’s Tonkolili iron-ore project in Sierra Leone was blighted by wet weather in the first half of the year, resulting in the mining company reducing its full-year production guidance and looking to increase its credit facility, it said
Magazine Article Finance 13 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Cluff Gold signs MoU with Samsung

Cluff Gold plc said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a long-term strategic partnership with Samsung C&T Corp, which will start with a US$20 million facility in return for gold off-take
Magazine Article Finance 13 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Gecamines buys out Platmin assets

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state-owned copper miner, Gecamines, has agreed to buy Platmin Congo Ltd’s 68% stake in the Deziwa and Ecaille C copper-cobalt projects for an undisclosed sum, Bloomberg reported
Magazine Article Production and Markets 13 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Executives talk conservatively at Denver Gold Forum

A number of Barrick Gold Corp’s projects do not fit in with its new investment framework, chief executive (CEO) Jamie Sokalsky told delegates this week at the Denver Gold Forum.
Headline Article Production and Markets 13 Sep 2012 0 Stars

SMD appoints CEO

Namakwa Diamonds Ltd has appointed Jan Venter as chief executive
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 13 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Cluff Gold signs MoU with Samsung

Cluff Gold plc said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a long-term strategic partnership with Samsung C&T Corp, which will start with a US$20 million facility in return for gold off-take.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 12 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Trojan to reopen

Mwana Africa plc said it would go ahead with the underwriting of a rights issue for its subsidiary, Bindura Nickel Corp (BNC), which will allow production to restart at the latter’s Trojan nickel mine in Zimbabwe
Magazine Article Production and Markets 07 Sep 2012 0 Stars

MEG says West African gold production increased

Gold production remains strong in West Africa despite high production costs and weak financial markets, research firm Metals Economics Group (MEG) said in a report
Magazine Article Production and Markets 07 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Zanaga iron-ore resource lifted

Zanaga Iron Ore Company Ltd announced a 57% jump in resources at its Zanaga iron-ore project (pictured) in the Republic of Congo, taking the overall resource estimate to 6,800Mt at an average grade of 32.0% Fe
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 07 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Severstal Resources CEO says iron-ore price fall only temporary

The low price of iron ore is only a blip, which can happen every five to seven years, chief executive of Severstal Resources, Vadim Larin, said
Magazine Article Production and Markets 07 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Burkina Faso seeks to stamp out profiteering

Burkina Faso has included a 20% tax on the sale of mining licences in the draft of the country’s revised mining code, according to reports
Magazine Article Production and Markets 07 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Xstrata vote set to go ahead amid expected rejection

A shareholder vote on Glencore International plc and Xstrata plc’s proposed merger looked set to go ahead on Friday despite a seemingly inevitable rejection of the deal
Headline Article Production and Markets 07 Sep 2012 0 Stars

Africa Down Under

Perth saw about 2,500 people descend this week to attend the Africa Down Under Conference, making it Australia’s biggest mining event in terms of delegates, although the country, with its strong mining traditions, is facing increasing competition in the race to invest in the African continent
Comment Article Opinion 31 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Ghanaian iron ore

Cardero Resource Corp, earning a 90% interest in the Sheini Hills iron-ore property in Ghana, has received assays from holes testing ironstone ridges and surface ferricrete
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 31 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Azumah’s Wa could support six year mine

Azumah Resources Ltd’s feasibility study for development of its Wa gold project in Ghana has concluded that reserves containing 430,000oz of gold could support a mine for six years
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 31 Aug 2012 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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