Frank Timis has got $20 million to acquire the mine bordering its own iron ore project Tonkolili.
And the rapid fall in the iron ore price, the Sierra Leone miner's dispute with Glencore and the slow rampup. But especially Ebola.
The iron ore miner warned Wednesday that its shares now had "little or no value."
Deutsche Bank warned Friday that gold producers are the most vulnerable to a further spread of the deadly disease.
The iron ore producer warned it did not have sufficient cash to operate Marampa, its only mine.
Company lowers production guidance at Marampa mine in Sierra Leone as outbreak impacts supply chain and ramp up.
Tighter border controls are set to disrupt the flow of essential supplies and even workers trying to get to work at the African country's mining operations, companies say.
After the WHO declared the current outbreak an “international public health emergency.”
London Mining tells eight staff at Marampa mine to go home and imposes travel restrictions after deadly fever spreads from neighbouring Guinea and Liberia.
50 mines are estimated to account for 90% of global rough diamond supply in 2014.
Shares of African Minerals surged 47% on Thursday after one of China's largest iron-ore trading companies injected $990 million into its Tonkolili mine.
And what can be really done to choose certified conflict-free diamonds.
The African diamond exporter shipped out diamonds worth $102 million in the first half of the year.
The heart of Africa has been beating strong in recent years due to elevated commodity prices and resilient domestic demand, despite the global economic slowdown.
Officials from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia are meeting in London this week.
PHOTOS: Gemstone mining in western Africa is a tough slog every day.
With the exception of Ghana and Cape Verde, which were ranked as “medium risk” in the index published Wednesday, all others were classified as “high risk."
But South Africa's output continues to fall says the Economics Group’s.
Expansions are planned for Stellar Diamonds and Koidu Holdings, after evaluations found that "the Lion-5 Kimberlite prove that the body is of both high grade and high diamond quality."
old and GemStone Mining Inc. (OTCBB: GGSM), an alluvial gold and diamond exploration and development stage mining company focused on Sierra Leone, West Africa has today announced that its local Joint Venture partner has secured an additional 50 acres of surrounding concessions to its existing project Nimiyama situated in the Kono District.
The unrest by workers at African Minerals' Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone has left one woman dead and at least six injured, witnesses and medical staff said Friday.
This important milestone in the project's development will allow us to progress with the feasibility study, which remains on track for completion in H1 2012."
A woman was shot dead on Wednesday in Sierra Leone after a protest by miners at an iron mine owned by London-based African Minterals turned violent, with police firing tear gas, police said.
The decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone brought two unforgettable images to the West: victims of violence whose limbs were hacked off by armed rebels as a warning to civilians; and the term "blood diamonds," referring to the diamonds plucked by hand from alluvial deposits that were smuggled out of the country and used by both sides of the warring factions to fund their vicious campaigns.
Could Sierra Leone, the African nation whose decade-long civil war funded by booty from diamond mines bore the term "blood diamonds," be going legit. when it comes to the mining of diamonds?
London-trade Stellar Diamonds (LON:STEL) said today a first JORC compliant estimate for its Tongo project in Sierra Leone confirmed it as a high value, high growth asset.
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