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Mines and Money Access Africa: Connecting Asia with Africa

Investors head to Mauritius to scope out the future of African mining
Reports Article EMEA 06 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Burkina Faso: Bumps in the road

Despite some obstacles, effective risk management will help miners make progress in Burkina Faso
Reports Article EMEA 06 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Mines and Money Access Africa: Evolution or revolution?

Legislation in Africa is increasingly geared towards balancing state, public and industry interests
Reports Article EMEA 05 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Burkina Faso: Bountiful Burkina

The country’s next wave of gold mines should hold up nicely in the lower gold price environment
Reports Article EMEA 05 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Consultancy invests in region’s future

It may be said that the Ghanaian mining sector has recently been eclipsed by the country’s fast-emerging oil sector, but the continued growth of the SRK Consulting office in Accra is an indication that gold and other minerals hold much promise for the future
Magazine Article 05 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Papillon a study in value

The general belief was despite having one of the best gold deposits found in recent years any company featuring wheeler-dealer Ian Middlemas (as chairman) was a company with a big ‘For sale’ sign plastered all over it. And so it came to pass for Papillon Resources Ltd. The question is, does anyone else have their eyes on this premium gold landholding?
Magazine Article EMEA 04 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Nord’s new West Africa flagship

If mining companies were judged by their degree of cosmopolitanism, Nord Gold NV would be up there with the best of them: Russian company, London-listed, Dutch-incorporated, West Africa-focused.
Reports Article EMEA 04 Jun 2014 0 Stars

Changes at WAFM

West African Minerals Corp (WAFM) announced a restructure of its board of directors. Bradford A Mills was appointed executive chairman with immediate effect
Appointment Announcement Article EMEA 30 May 2014 0 Stars

Simandou deal signed

Rio Tinto has signed an investment framework with the government of Guinea, Chinalco and the World Bank’s International Finance Corp (IFC) subsidiary that could see the massive US$20 billion
Magazine Article EMEA 30 May 2014 0 Stars

The road to prosperity

Positive African economic trends continue to overshadow negative ones, helping to remind us of the promise of a continent – or at least many of its 54 states – still too often scarred by conflict and calamities such as Boko Haram
Comment Article Opinion 23 May 2014 0 Stars

ICT Notebook: Actionable intelligence

Accounting firm Deloitte has added its voice to those saying operational intelligence is one of the key levers for improving efficiency in the mining industry
Reports Article Mining ICT 22 May 2014 0 Stars

ArcelorMittal to purchase stake in Nimba?

ArcelorMittal was in “deep, deep discussions” to acquire BHP Billiton’s (BHPB) 41.3% stake in the Mount Nimba iron-ore deposit in Guinea
Magazine Article EMEA 16 May 2014 0 Stars

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


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
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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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