SEMAFO expects to produce between 390,000 oz. gold and 430,000 oz. gold in 2019.
Burkina Faso Mining News
The Yaramoko mine is situated in the Houndé greenstone belt region in the Province of Balé in southwestern Burkina Faso.
This week, the country’s parliament voted to extend a state of emergency that has been in place since Dec. 31, by six months – following a string of terrorist incidents in several northern provinces, included the recent murder of Canadian geologist, Kirk Woodman.
Woodman was an accomplished and respected geologist with a career spanning over 30 years.
For 2019, the Canadian miner forecasts gold production of between 935,000 and 975,000 ounces at all-in sustaining costs estimated at between $835 and $875 per ounce.
The Canadian miner now owns 85% of Ity, the government of Ivory Coast 10% and State-owned mining company Sodemi the remaining 5%.
Combined indicated and inferred resources for the satellite deposit, located 15 km northwest of its Essakane operation in Burkina Faso, amount to 376,000 gold ounces.
Jihadist militants ramp up attacks against security forces.
Acacia chose to divest of South Houndé as part of an ongoing review of its exploration portfolio, to focus on core projects.
The company has now upgraded 90% of its Kari Pump resource to the indicated category.
The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.
Timis's Pan African Burkina Limited (PAB) acquired the rights to the Tambao mine, which it says holds 100 million tonnes of manganese reserves, in June 2012.
Burkina Faso is looking for a new partner to mine the world’s largest manganese deposit after rights disputes thwarted two earlier attempts.
Firm said the $412-million construction project to upgrade the Ivory Coast-based gold mine remained on-time and on-budget.
The three-times delayed $5 million-deal should help the miner dodge bankruptcy for its units in the West African country.
Company has opened negotiations with local people in Ivory Coast in an effort to head off protests at two gold mines where the company aims to boost production by nearly 4% this year.
The Minister of Mines said his decision will be in place until the border with Niger is physically demarcated. However, violence has increased in the area in past months.
Vehicles were carrying fuel to the company's Inata gold mine.
The Ity mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold in its over 20 years of operations.
Once Banfora is up and running, it would take the company's annual gold output to between 300,000 and 350,000 ounces.
African gold miner Randgold on Thursday reported a 53 percent rise in half-year profit and a mounting cash pile, and said it was well on the way to developing projects that will position it for an eventual increase in demand.
The Rakounga Gold concession is a 250 sq km property contiguous to the company's 2nd gold project — Bouboulou.
IAMGOLD (TSX:IMG) is taking a further step towards diversifying its power needs into renewable energy, with a plan to install at 15-megawatt-peak (MWp) solar power plant at its Essakane mine in Burkina Faso.
The company's mission includes a commitment to ensure communities are better off as a result of its presence.
A drill program at the mine's North Kao deposit has added 262,000 ounces to the reserves, extending Karma's life to more than 10 years.