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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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Rusal to cut production amid profit slump

United Company Rusal plc posted a 74% drop in recurring net profit for the first half as a sliding aluminium price and a US$167 million writedown hit the company’s bottom line, forcing it to implement production cuts
Magazine Article Production and Markets 31 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Qatar confirm no vote for Glencore's Xstrata deal

Glencore International plc’s takeover of Xstrata plc looked even less likely as the week ended when Qatar Holding LLC confirmed it would be voting against the deal
Headline Article Production and Markets 31 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Gold demand stays strong despite softer quarter

There was a slight cooling-off in gold consumption in the June quarter but gold demand remains at an historically high level
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Gold’s blockbusting run loses steam after 12 years

Gold has been the stand-out asset of the metals class in recent years. The yellow metal benefited first from a rush to security in the wake of Lehman Brothers’ collapse, and then from worries over Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, which helped send prices to a record high just below US$2,000/oz last year. Not bad considering the asset started the 21st century at 20-year lows.
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Gold M&A highlights

A look at the state of acquisition momentum in the sector and some of the larger deals of the year so far
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

The big boys

The NYSE Arca Gold BUGS (a basket of unhedged gold stocks) omprises some of the world’s largest gold producers and fastest-growing companies
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

What do investors want from a gold stock?

Having personally spoken to 72 investors in one-on-one sessions this year and incorporating views from independent interviews and surveys, the chief executive of Gold Fields Ltd gives a frank view of the current gold-mining industry and what needs to be done to improve investor sentiment
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Strong interest in African gold

Africa’s mineral potential continues to attract exploration companies as improving political environments and historically high commodity prices outweigh potential risk factors.
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

A tale of discovery

A total of 743Moz in new discoveries have been made since 1997
Feature Article 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Kinross secures new loan and stable Fitch rating

Kinross Gold Corp has arranged a US$1 billion, three-year loan to mature on August 10, 2015, in addition to extending its unsecured revolving credit facility to US$1.5 billion
Magazine Article Production and Markets 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Riverstone plans Karma heap-leaching

An independent preliminary economic assessment for development of Riverstone Resources Inc’s Karma gold project in Burkina Faso has recommended heap-leach treatment of non-refractory mineralisation
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Fininko results

Drilling has increased the strike length of Rockridge Capital Corp’s Fininko gold prospect, part of the Fatou property in Mali, to 1,300m, and it remained open in all directions
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Mwana jv agreement

Mwana Africa Plc entered into an joint-venture agreement with Zhejiang Hailiang Company Ltd for its Societe d’exploration Miniere du Haut Katanga (Semkhat) copper exploration project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Magazine Article Finance 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Makabingui intercepts

Resource-definition drilling at Bassari Resources Ltd’s Makabingui gold property in Senegal has returned results that the company said held potential to increase the current 500,000oz resource
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 24 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Glencore “resilient” amid downturn

Glencore International plc has posted a 24% drop in earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for the first half of 2012 as a general downturn in commodity prices hit the group’s bottom line.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 21 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Agbaou licence

The government of Ivory Coast has granted a mining licence to Endeavour Mining Corp’s 85%-owned Agbaou gold operation, a couple of months after the company began building the project
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Gogota intercepts

Sama Resources Inc has intersected long intervals of lateritic nickel-cobalt mineralisation at its newly discovered Gogota prospect, part of its Lola property in eastern Guinea
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

ENRC’s earnings fall as financial review goes on

Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) posted a 41% drop in earnings for the first half of 2012, as falling commodity prices and continued cost inflation in Kazakhstan, in addition to expansion costs in Africa and Brazil, had a negative affect
Magazine Article Finance 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

Cluff weighs financing options and acquisitions

The chief executive of West Africa-focused producer Cluff Gold plc said the company was in discussions to arrange project financing through a production sales agreement, and was looking to buy further assets in the region
Headline Article Production and Markets 17 Aug 2012 0 Stars

New Liberty manager

South African Thinus Strydom has been appointed general manager of Aureus Mining Inc’s flagship New Liberty gold project in northwest Liberia
Appointment Announcement Article People and Appointments 10 Aug 2012 0 Stars
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 25/07/14
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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