Eritrea Mining News

Danakali’s potash project could be a game changer for Eritrea — UN

UNDP says the Colluli potash project has the potential to significantly boost Eritrea’s economy and advance the country’s sustainable development agenda.

Danakali banks on new investor mood to fund Eritrean mine

Fertiliser miner Danakali aims to raise $322 million this year to develop giant potash reserves in Eritrea.

China’s Sichuan Road to mine copper in Eritrea starting in 2019

The project, majority owned by a unit of Sichuan Road & Bridge, is a group of four deposits on the outskirts of the capital Asmara.

Nevsun extends life of its Bisha mine in Eritrea until the end of 2022

Decision gives 18 months more than planned to the operation, which would result in additional production of 470 million pounds of zinc and 52 million pounds of copper during that period.

Eritrea 'poison pill' complicates miner Lundin's aspirations -sources

Lundin Mining's board of directors, chaired by billionaire resources tycoon Lukas Lundin, refuses to invest in Eritrea.

Nevsun comments on B.C. lawsuit

Nevsun Resources Ltd. advises that the British Columbia Supreme Court has refused to permit a claim against Nevsun to proceed as a common law class action. The court did permit the lawsuit by the three named plaintiffs to continue.

Nevsun completes switch to zinc

Vancouver-based miner ships first zinc concentrate from flagship Bisha mine in Eritrea which started life as a gold-silver project in 2010.

Nevsun shares jump on Eritrean drilling results

$11 million regional drilling program defining Bisha camp in east Africa as a world-class multi-deposit volcanogenic massive sulphide district.

Canada's Nevsun defends itself against abuse allegations in Eritrea

Should foreigners who allege human rights abuses against a Canadian company operating in a foreign land have their case heard in a Canadian court?

Vancouver junior on a tear after Africa licence

Shares in Sunridge Gold pop higher after receiving mining licence for super high-grade copper and gold complex in Eritrea.

Canada’s Nevsun denies claims of human rights abuses at Eritrea mine

The Vancouver-based miner has released an independent report that found no evidence of forced labour or human rights violations at its Eritrean gold and copper operation.

Nevsun exploration bolsters Bisha

Nevsun Resources expands mineralization at its Harena copper-polymetallic deposit near the Bisha mine.

UK legislators call for an end to forced labour in Eritrea mines

According to the legislators, international mining companies —mainly from Australia, Canada and the U.K— are using the forced labour of Eritreans in their operations.

Vancouver gold-to-copper miner pops on Horn of Africa results

Winners were few and far between Friday, but punters couldn't resist Nevsun Resources stock after low-cost high-grade Eritrea mine delivered on all counts.

Africa’s rising risks jeopardizing recent mining growth: report

Analysts claim Sub-Saharan Africa's investment environment is deteriorating.

International watchdog exposes use of forced labour in Canadian-Eritrean gold project

The group claims the Eritrean government has been using forced labour to construct a gold mine, in a joint venture with Canadian Nevsun Resources Ltd.

South African miners better find business somewhere else: report

But companies do not need to go too far, say experts, as there are plenty of opportunities inside Africa.

Sunridge Gold files technical report for Gupo gold resource, Asmara Project, Eritrea

Sunridge Gold Corp. (SGC:TSX.V/SGCNF:OTCQX) has today filed a National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report regarding the new resource estimate for the Gupo Gold deposit, the fourth deposit that forms the basis of the Asmara North Pre-feasibility Study.

Asmara copper and zinc project minelife jumps 50%

In a new prefeasibility study Sunridge Gold pulled four deposits together into a single mining scenario at its Asmara copper-zinc project in Eritrea for the first time, giving it added minelife and net present value.

Eritrea's great gold potential – and copper and silver and zinc

The tale of Eritrea's first major miner, Nevsun, which has had mixed fortunes this year and gold explorer, Andiamo Exploration, whose chairman has been a long time believer in the country's mineral potential.

Colluli potash resource tops 1 billion tonnes

South Boulder Mines Ltd (ASX:STB) is pleased to announce that the JORC/NI43-101 Compliant Mineral Resource Estimate for the flagship Colluli Potash Project now stands at 1.08 billion tonnes @ 18% KCl* for 194Mt of contained potash.

Nevsun posts $78m profit for Dec quarter

Nevsun Resources, which owns the Bisha gold mine in Eritrea, made $78.3-million in net after-tax earnings in the last three months of 2011, about 12% lower than the previous quarter’s profit, as output and prices shrunk.

Nevsun shares plunge 30% after slashing 2012 guidance

Shares in Nevun Resources Ltd. fell off the cliff this morning after the company issued a press release saying its 2012 production estimate from its Bisha copper-gold mine in Eritrea is half of what the mine produced in 2011.

Winnipeg Free Press: Chalice Gold sells part of mine to Eritrean National Mining for US$32 million

Eritrean National Mining Corp. has agreed to pay US$32 million for a 30 percent stake in Chalice Gold Mines' Zara gold project, Bloomberg reported Wednesday:

Nevsun increases mineable reserves at Bisha by 40% using updated metal prices

Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU)(NYSE Amex:NSU) is pleased to announce the revised reserve estimate for its Bisha mine in Eritrea. The revised estimate has increased the total proven and probable reserves to 28.3 million tonnes from the previously reported 20.1 million tonnes (2006 feasibility study). The net impact of higher throughputs and lower cut-off grade has resulted in an extended mine life of 13 years, while increasing previously reported robust cash flow.