Sudan Mining News

Three Sudanese miners dead, 10 trapped in collapsed gold mine – company

Gold mining is one of the main sources of foreign currency in the impoverished country, and most of it is done using traditional methods, often with few safety measures.

Sudan allows local private sector firms to export gold

The measure is part of efforts to stem smuggling of gold, one of the country's main sources of foreign currency.

Diamonds confirm existence of planetary “embryo”

A planetary “embryo” gave origin to the meteorite fragments that form the Almahata Sitta collection.

Dubai refiner responds to conflict gold charges

Dubai-based Kaloti Jewellery Int'l, one of the world's largest gold refiners, denies it paid out over $5 billion in cash for gold from African war zones.

Dozens killed in Sudan gold mine area

Violence is focused on the troubled Darfur region.

Sudan to produce 50 tonnes of gold, maybe more this year

Country's mining minister said it would increase its output from 42 tonnes last year.

More than 60 Sudanese gold miners killed in well collapse

Gold has become a key commodity for Sudan since the oil-rich south seceded nearly two years ago.

Sudan and Saudi Arabia go ahead with deep-sea mining plans

The joint effort, unveiled in November, restores a mutual agreement signed in 1974, which gives the nations shared rights to exploit the Red Sea’s $8 billion worth of minerals.

Sudan and Saudi Arabia to mine the Red Sea by 2014

The Arab states of Sudan and Saudi Arabia unveiled Tuesday plans to start mining for gold, copper, silver and other riches along the Red Sea basin between the two countries as early as 2014.

South Sudan chooses mining over oil

South Sudan, the world's newest nation, has announced plans to enact a mining law by the end of October, pushing ahead exploration and expansion in the likely mineral rich, but unexplored country, helping it to diversify its economy away from oil.

Pharaoh gold mines to explore for gold in 4 countries

Pharaoh Gold Mines NL, Centamin's wholly-owned subsidiary, signed gold exploration contracts with Oman, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Sudan.

Selling gold? Look no further than Khartoum

The most deep-pocketed shopper among the 150 or so boutiques in Khartoum’s gold district is the Sudanese central bank.

La Mancha discovers a significant VMS lens below the Oderuk Pit, the fourth of 12 VMS targets at its Hassaï property

Drill results confirm the presence of a significant VMS lens below the Oderuk pit, with similar geological characteristics to those of the Hassaï South VMS deposit.

La Mancha's White Foil property shows underground potential with mineralization extending 350 metres below current resource

"Thrilled" with the initial drill results, La Mancha continues to testing a depth of 600m, which is more than 350m deeper than the current resource boundary.

La Mancha posts record net earnings of $36.1 m and record operating cash flow of $89.4 m for 2011

In 2011, La Mancha made headlines within the investment community by demonstrating, through a DFS and increased resources, our potential to quickly grow into an intermediate gold producer.

Sudan exports 7.2 tonnes of gold in first 6 weeks of year

As a means of compensating for lost oil revenues following secession of South Sudan, Sudan has exported some $400 million worth of gold already this year.

Sudan to produce 7 tonnes of gold in 2011 to make up for lost oil from south

Reuters reports Sudan said on Sunday it expects its mining industry to produce around 7 tonnes of gold in 2011 and it plans to launch a gold refinery next year to improve the quality of its much extensive larger small-entrepreneur output. Sudan is trying to boost output of gold and other minerals to compensate for the loss of much of its oil production of 500,000 barrels a day when South Sudan became independent in July.

Sudanese-Canadian gold mine to expand, produce copper

By Ulf Laessing HASSAI GOLD MINE, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudan plans to double gold production at its main mine run together with Canada's La Mancha Resources LMA.TO within around two to three years and launch a copper production by 2015 or later, company

Nuinsco to acquire majority stake in gold company with Sudanese concession

Nuinsco Resources Ltd. (TSX:NWI) announced Monday it has an option agreement to acquire an 85 per cent interest in UAE Gold, which owns the J. Tobar concession in northeastern Sudan.

La Mancha's Hassaï gold mine's Q2 production impacted by fire

La Mancha Resources reports that a fire partially damaged two electrowinning cells at its Hassaï mine, in Northeast Sudan, over the weekend. Although the site is continuing its normal mining and crushing activities, gold production will be partially impacted over the next few weeks until the two electrowinning cells have been replaced.

Surging gold prices ignite Sudanese gold rush

Hopeful prospectors and artisanal miners are searching remote areas of Sudan's desert for a chance at riches but, the government is beginning to get in on the act as well.