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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

Striking gold

The beginning of 2014 has seen increased activity in the mining sector with heightened capital markets and corporate activity, albeit off historically low bases. One of the major beneficiaries of this has been the gold sector.
Magazine Article EMEA 07 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Conflict resolution

The EU proposes a voluntary path for conflict minerals, but does it go far enough?
Magazine Article 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Gryphon seeks second chance

Having lost the attention of investors in the current market, former market darling Gryphon Minerals is hoping the increasingly prolific Hounde belt in Burkina Faso will yield it some exploration success
Magazine Article 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Randgold targets output of 1Moz

Randgold Resources Ltd has declared a target of 1Moz consolidated gold production in 2014 as it reported an increase in resources but decrease in reserves.
Breaking News Article 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

African hot spot

Which is far and away the best gold exploration destination in West Africa? According to one very experienced gold miner, the answer is Ivory Coast
Magazine Article 04 Apr 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 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Technically correct

Dan Betts, the CEO of Hummingbird Resources Ltd, says he is happy with the technical aspects of his company’s Dugbe1 gold project in Liberia following the recent release of a resource update.
Magazine Article 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

‘Limitless potential’

West Africa remains a focus of discussion in mining investment circles, and for exploration dollars
Magazine Article 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

On the cusp

It is somewhat ironic Centamin plc managing director Josef El-Raghy decided a few years back that the company’s ASX-listing was a waste of time because Australian investors were not interested in the company on account of the perceived risk of doing business in Egypt
Magazine Article EMEA 04 Apr 2014 0 Stars

Kinross stalls on Tasiast

Kinross Gold Corp released a new feasibility study for its Tasiast expansion project in Mauritania, but said it would not take a decision about construction until 2015 at the earliest
Magazine Article EMEA 04 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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