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Tankoro adds to Hounde picture

Successful West African gold explorer Orbis Gold Ltd continues to enjoy positive drilling results at its Bantou project in the increasingly prolific Hounde greenstone belt of southwest Burkina Faso
Magazine Article EMEA 16 May 2014 0 Stars

‘Big value kickers’ in financing, says Zanaga

With much of the technical work complete on the Zanaga iron ore project in the Republic of the Congo following the release of this week’s feasibility study, it is the structure of financing agreements that could provide the next fillip in terms of upside.
Breaking News Article EMEA 15 May 2014 0 Stars

De-leveraging

London Mining plc’s AIM-listed shares have fallen by almost 60% in the past six months, as its exposure to the falling iron-ore price has come under close scrutiny. While its Marampa mine in Sierra Leone is still not producing ore as it should be, it is doing all it can to rectify both its stretched balance sheet and operational issues.
Breaking News Article EMEA 13 May 2014 0 Stars

Vale begins legal action over Simandou

Vale SA has launched legal action against Beny Steinmetz’s BSG Resources Ltd BSGR) over the loss of the northern half of the giant Simandou iron-ore deposit in Guinea, Reuters reported
Magazine Article EMEA 09 May 2014 0 Stars

Azumah re-examines Wa model

Ghana gold contender Azumah Resources Ltd believes a hybrid contract mining scenario will enable better returns to be wrung from its Wa project
Magazine Article EMEA 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Miner's right: Guinea quagmire

Rio does not need Simandou when there are better opportunities closer to home
Reports Article Opinion 08 May 2014 0 Stars

Rio mixes it with Vale

It has been a whirlwind of a week for Vale SA. The Brazilian mining giant said on Monday it was considering its legal options in the wake of Guinea’s decision to strip it and Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s BSG Resources Ltd (BSGR) of their shared mining licence in the giant Simandou North iron-ore project
Magazine Article Americas 02 May 2014 0 Stars

Booster shot

A little company on the verge of big things – that’s literally the case for Balamara Resources NL. The not insignificant sum of US$14 million will determine how quickly it gets closer to one of its goals.
Breaking News Article EMEA 01 May 2014 0 Stars

Waiting on the details

The numbers West African Resources Ltd is set to come out with for a heap leach project in Burkina Faso should make for an interesting comparison with those estimated earlier this year by Gryphon Minerals for a potentially broadly similar development
Breaking News Article EMEA 01 May 2014 0 Stars

Manning the ramparts

Mike Ivey of Castle Minerals Ltd seemed to be one of those in the minority in being at work during a very quiet week in the Australian resources headquarters of West Perth
Breaking News Article EMEA 01 May 2014 0 Stars

Vale goes on the attack

Vale SA said it was considering its legal options in the wake of Guinea’s decision to strip it and BSG Resources Ltd (BSGR), led by Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz, of their shared mining license in the giant Simandou North iron ore project.
Breaking News Article EMEA 28 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Better now than later

When a company comes back to the market asking for money months after securing what appeared to be the amount needed to build a mine, shareholders have every right to be annoyed
Magazine Article EMEA 25 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Sable announces Nimba resource increase

AIM-listed Sable Mining Africa Ltd announced an increase in the total JORC resource of its Nimba iron-ore project in Guinea to 181.8Mt at an in-situ grade of 58.8% iron estimated at a cut-off grade of 40%
Magazine Article EMEA 25 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Blackthorn turns to Kitumba

While long-time shareholders in Blackthorn Resources Ltd will be disappointed to have blown up tens of millions of dollars on the Perkoa zinc project in Burkina Faso, there evidently comes a time to draw a line under a failed venture and move on
Magazine Article EMEA 24 Apr 2014 0 Stars

CSR: Gold for health

How gold and the companies that mine it are helping the global fight against malaria
Breaking News Article Reports 24 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Vale doesn't need this

A Guinean government inquiry has found that Beny Steinmetz's BSG Resources won mining rights to the giant Simandou North iron ore project by corrupt means, a decision that raises issues for Vale SA which acquired 51% of the concession in 2010.
Magazine Article EMEA 11 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Supply chain key to social development

Creation of a strong local supply chain to ensure mining activities boost social development, is the consensus among a panel of experts at this week’s West Africa Mining Investment Summit in London
Headline Article EMEA 10 Apr 2014 0 Stars

From the Capital: News alone not enough to keep investor attention

The Kasbah Resources Ltd definitive feasibility study for the Achmmach tin project in Morocco seemingly fell on deaf ears despite the company confirming a technically viable and commercially sound tin project. Equity investors appeared to want something more than the company could offer, if the share price reaction was any guide.
Magazine Article Opinion 07 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Tin ears

Investors continue to resolutely ignore ASX-listed Kasbah Resources Ltd despite the advancing Achmmach tin project in Morocco delivering feasibility results that company managing director Wayne Bramwell said he was very happy with.
Magazine Article EMEA 07 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Iron ore going cheap

Big disappointment over the performance of iron ore miner African Minerals has resulted in a stark opportunity being revealed (notionally at least) for those who require iron ore.
Breaking News Article EMEA 07 Apr 2014 0 Stars
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COMPANY PROFILES
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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