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Cote D'Ivoire nickel-copper takes Beaver Creek spotlight

TSX-listed Sama Resources (SME) is sitting on “probably the next world-class base metals camp in an area of Cote D’Ivoire that has attracted interest from mining entrepreneur Robert Friedland”, CEO Marc-Antoine Audet told Mining Journal this week. Friedland’s Vancouver-based explorer, High Power Exploration (HPX), is Sama’s biggest shareholder with 13.5%. China’s MMG is the next largest with 8.3%.

Cote D'Ivoire nickel-copper takes Beaver Creek spotlight Cote D'Ivoire nickel-copper takes Beaver Creek spotlight Cote D'Ivoire nickel-copper takes Beaver Creek spotlight Cote D'Ivoire nickel-copper takes Beaver Creek spotlight Cote D'Ivoire nickel-copper takes Beaver Creek spotlight

Sama’s exploration team has identified the Yacouba Layered Complex which includes the Samapleu, Yepleu, Bounta and Grata deposits

Speaking to Mining Journal around this week's Beaver Creek Precious Metals Summit presentation, Audet, a veteran Xstrata and Falconbridge executive, said mineralisation and geological characteristics