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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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My money is on the cockroaches

Last year will go down in history as one of the worst years on record for US-dollar gold.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 20 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Up close and personal

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” – Confucius.
Comment Article Opinion 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Rio shows its mettle

Rio Tinto has taken the market by storm as it reported record production for iron ore, its principle breadwinner, as well as for bauxite and thermal coal, but also demonstrated its ability to hack costs after a period of heady expansion that culminated in embarrassing write-downs, leading to the departure of former chief executive Tom Albanese
Headline Article Production and Markets 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

French-speaking Africa: Laws changing the lay of the land

Sweeping changes to mining legislation are taking place across French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa
Reports Article Reports 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Mali explorer still upbeat

Mali gold explorer Birimian Gold Ltd will be looking forward to an improved 2014 after the second half of last year disappointed in the wake of a promising start
Magazine Article Exploration & Development 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Nigeria hopes tempered by risks

Mining could play a bigger part in boosting Nigeria’s non-oil economic growth, with better infrastructure and alleviation of security risks, according to an analyst with Control Risks – who nevertheless sees improving prospects for the sector to grow “in the medium to long term”
Magazine Article Production and Markets 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

This week: 17/1/14

A round up of this week in Finance news, Production news and statistics
Headline Article Reports 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Gryphon’s hard graft

Some investment love has finally returned the way of West African would-be gold developer Gryphon Minerals Ltd, with the stock enjoying a very good five to six week performance after two-and-a-half years of abject market misery.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Mali explorer still upbeat

Mali gold explorer Birimian Gold Ltd will be looking forward to an improved 2014 after the second half of last year disappointed in the wake of a promising start.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 17 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Rio shows its mettle

Rio Tinto took the market by storm today (January 16) as it reported record production for iron ore, its principle breadwinner, as well as for bauxite and thermal coal
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 16 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Dirty rotten scoundrels

“I have a theory which I suspect is rather immoral,” Smiley went on, more lightly. “Each of us has only a quantum of compassion. That if we lavish our concern on every stray cat, we never get to the centre of things.” – John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy.
Comment Article Opinion 14 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Former Avocet head Richards in at BSG Resources

Former Avocet Mining plc chief executive (CEO) Brett Richards has been named CEO of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s BSG Resources Ltd.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 13 Jan 2014 0 Stars

ICT: Putting the C into ICT

An influx of personnel from ‘outside’ is helping to change the mining IT landscape
Reports Article Mining ICT 10 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Can’t handle the truth

Many miners bristle at suggestions the industry’s safety standards are slipping. Statistically, at least, it is clearly much safer inside a mine site – just about anywhere – than it is outside the gate. If mines where I come from in Western Australia were run like many suburban building sites, for example, they’d be shut down
Comment Article Opinion 10 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Grinding pressure

Poster-mine of the month for the CEEC organisation is AngloGold Ashanti Ltd’s century-old Obuasi gold mine in Ghana
Magazine Article Finance 10 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Key report looms for Perseus

Investors who remain positive about West African gold miner ASX and TSX-listed Perseus Mining Ltd’s longer-term growth prospects will look to its upcoming December-quarter report for some succour after enduring a horrid few months
Magazine Article Production and Markets 10 Jan 2014 0 Stars

On target

African Minerals Ltd met its adjusted 2013 export guidance, selling 12.1Mt of iron ore for the calendar year.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 10 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Risky business

Myanmar made the greatest improvements to its business environment in 2013, through reforms to address issues such as corruption, rule of law, the regulator framework, respect for property rights, and corporate governance, according to global risk analytics company Maplecroft.
Breaking News Article Production and Markets 09 Jan 2014 0 Stars

Avocet plays the blues

Shares crashed 8% in AIM-listed gold miner Avocet Mining plc after it announced it was unable to repay a US$15 million loan by the maturity date of December 31.
Breaking News Article Finance 02 Jan 2014 0 Stars

RJC launches code of practices

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has launched its new code of practices, highlighting the need for responsible supply chains.
Magazine Article EMEA 23 Dec 2013 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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