Burkina Faso Mining News

SEMAFO tables maiden resource at Bantou gold zone

SEMAFO expects to produce between 390,000 oz. gold and 430,000 oz. gold in 2019.

Roxgold anticipates strong 2019

The Yaramoko mine is situated in the Houndé greenstone belt region in the Province of Balé in southwestern Burkina Faso.

Burkina gold miners shaken by Islamic terror

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.

Canadian geologist Kirk Woodman murdered in Burkina Faso

Woodman was an accomplished and respected geologist with a career spanning over 30 years.

B2Gold hits record gold output in 2018 thanks to new Mali mine

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.

Endeavour Mining increases stake in Ity gold mine to 85%

The Canadian miner now owns 85% of Ity, the government of Ivory Coast 10% and State-owned mining company Sodemi the remaining 5%.

Iamgold eyes growth in Burkina Faso, unveils resource estimate for Gossey

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.

Semafo reports third security incident in Burkina Faso

Jihadist militants ramp up attacks against security forces.

Acacia Mining ends earn-in deal with Sarama in Burkina Faso

Acacia chose to divest of South Houndé as part of an ongoing review of its exploration portfolio, to focus on core projects.

Endeavour increases indicated resource 90% at Kari Pump

The company has now upgraded 90% of its Kari Pump resource to the indicated category.

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

Burkina Faso to end tycoon Frank Timis's manganese mining contract

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 seeks new partner for $1 billion manganese project

Burkina Faso is looking for a new partner to mine the world’s largest manganese deposit after rights disputes thwarted two earlier attempts.

Endeavour on track to pour first gold from Ity mine next year

Firm said the $412-million construction project to upgrade the Ivory Coast-based gold mine remained on-time and on-budget.

Embattled Avocet completes sale of Burkina Faso assets

The three-times delayed $5 million-deal should help the miner dodge bankruptcy for its units in the West African country.

Endeavour in talks to avert Ivory Coast protests over gold production plans

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.

Border dispute temporarily halts Canadian miner's operations in Burkina Faso

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.

Two die in attack to Avocet Mining’s convoy in Burkina Faso

Vehicles were carrying fuel to the company's Inata gold mine.

Endeavour to add 14 years to Ity mine life as it kicks off plant construction

The Ity mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold in its over 20 years of operations.

Burkina Faso mine to boost Teranga’s annual gold output by 50%

Once Banfora is up and running, it would take the company's annual gold output to between 300,000 and 350,000 ounces.

Randgold reports 53 pct rise in H1 profit, cash pile mounts

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.

Nexus Gold acquires 3rd gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa

The Rakounga Gold concession is a 250 sq km property contiguous to the company's 2nd gold project — Bouboulou.

Burkina Faso gold mine to build solar hybrid power plant

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.

Teranga Gold’s social, environmental efforts grant it top award at PDAC

The company's mission includes a commitment to ensure communities are better off as a result of its presence.

Endeavour extends Karma mine’s life to over 10 years

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.