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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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Tongo sampling

Stellar Diamonds plc bulk-sampling programme at the Tongo kimberlite dyke in Sierra Leone has returned 90% gem-quality diamonds
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 21 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Glencore invests in African iron company

Glencore International plc has made another investment in developing African iron-ore assets, this time in Core Mining Ltd, a private company
Magazine Article Finance 21 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Look East: Building together

A problem shared is a problem halved, or is it?
Reports Article Reports 21 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Burkina Faso joins African revolt

West Africa’s Burkina Faso has become the latest country to experience unrest, protests and political change
Headline Article Production and Markets 21 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Gold Fields to pay US$667 million for stakes in Ghana mines

Gold Fields Ltd, majority owner of the Tarkwa and Damang mines in Ghana, has agreed to buy the remaining shares from Iamgold Corp for US$667 million to boost output and reserves
Breaking News Article Finance 15 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Inata resource

Avocet Mining plc has reported a 20% increase in the mineral resource at its Inata gold asset in Burkina Faso
Magazine Article Production and Markets 15 Apr 2011 0 Stars

African Aura split complete, pure plays start trading

African Aura Mining Inc has completed its ‘butterfly’ split into separate gold and iron-ore entities in an attempt to get the most value out of the assets
Magazine Article Finance 15 Apr 2011 0 Stars

London's second Marampa stage detailed

The expansion of London Mining plc’s Marampa iron-ore project in Sierra Leone has been set out in a prefeasibility study that designed an operation producing up to 16Mt/y
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 15 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Azumah assays

Infill drilling at Azumah Resources Ltd’s Wa gold project in Ghana has indicated that previous resource estimates, based on 100m grid holes, were conservative
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Kimberley shame

This week, in a guest comment, Ian Smillie one of the founders of the Kimberley Process discusses some of its pitfalls
Comment Article Opinion 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Gold: rise and rise again

Gold continues to soar on strong investor demand
Reports Article Reports 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Bagla Hills buy

Sable Mining Africa Ltd has bought an 80% stake in the Bagla Hills iron-ore property in Sierra Leone
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Senegal nuclear

Senegal’s president, Abdoulaye Wade, has told a cabinet meeting that plans by the country to build a nuclear power plant have been cancelled
Magazine Article Production and Markets 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Global exploration gets a boost

Thanks largely to a sustained increase in the price of uranium over the past eight years, a number of companies are capitalising on their global search for the element
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

On a fission mission

ALL commercial power-station nuclear reactors are based on nuclear fission (nuclear-fusion reactors are not suitable for power generation). Here we summarise some of the types of nuclear reactor.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Reactor needs

THE primary supply of uranium fulfils about three-quarters of world reactor requirements, with the balance being made up by secondary supplies, including a major contribution from former military materials and also from re-enriched depleted uranium stockpiles.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

A unique metal

THE uranium mineral pitchblende, also known as uraninite, was reported from Erzgebirge, Saxony, in 1565, with other reports dating from 1727 in Joachimsthal and 1763 in Schwarzwald.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Uranium faces stress test

Suddenly the mining of uranium is back in the headlines but, unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons. The shattering earthquake in Japan on March 11, and subsequent tsunami, has put an entire industry under stress.
Feature Article 08 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Tasiast potential targeted

Kinross Gold Corp has completed 70,000m of exploration drilling at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania since the start of the year, adding to 64,000m during the December 2010 quarter.
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars

Minor metals: unclear fallout

Instability around the world has created uncertainty in the minor metals market
Reports Article Reports 01 Apr 2011 0 Stars
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Professional PlacementsProfessional Placements: Executive Director - PDAC

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its operations from its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario

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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