Drilling targets the core, East Africa

Location: Ethiopia

Resource: Gold


TSX-listed East Africa Minerals has released an update of its infill diamond drilling programme of the Da Tambuk and Mato Bula gold deposits at the Adyabo project in Ethiopia. The company completed a 40m x 40m spaced infill programme that targeted the core areas of gold resource mineralisation at Adyabo. Results for 15 drill holes, totalling 1 763m, have been released. Twelve holes tested the Da Tambuk deposit, and three holes tested the Silica Hill North area at Mato Bula.

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Merrex amends permit, West Africa

Location: Mali
Resource: Gold

Canadian-based Merrex Gold and IANGOLD Corporation’s Siribaya gold project in western Mali has been granted a permit amendment for the Kamaya exploration permit in the westernmost region of the project area. Merrex and IANGOLD operate the project as a 50/50 joint venture.

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Kinross updates Tasiast, North Africa

Location: Mauritania
Resource: Gold

Kinross Gold Corporation has announced that it will be proceeding with phase one of its Tasiast expansion project. Tasiast mine is an open-pit operation located in northwestern Mauritania, about 300 km north of the capital Nouakchott.
Tasiast processes ore via an 8 000t per day (t/d) mill and dump leach. Work continues on enhancing the performance of the existing mill and optimising the operation. Phase One of the Tasiast expansion is expected to increase mill throughput capacity from the current 8 000t/d to 12 000t/d, significantly reducing operating costs and increasing production. Phase One is expected to reach full production by the end of quarter one 2018.

Soil anomalies in Moto, Central Africa

Location: DRC
Resource: Gold

Australian listed Burey Gold has received positive results from broad spaced 400m x 200m soil sampling programmes taken from its Giro Gold Project in the Moto Greenstone Belt, in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Two main groups of gold anomalies and mine workings have now been defined, the southern Giro-Adoku group, and the northern Douze Match-Mangote group. Each of these two groups covers about 40 to 50²km.

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Diamond hunt in full swing, Southern Africa

Location: Botswana
Resource: Gold

Botswana Diamonds (BOD) and its Russian partner, Alrosa, are carrying out an extensive exploration programme in the Orapa region of the Kalahari, drilling, sampling and conducting geophysics on two licences: PL210 and PL260.

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Guiro’s potential confirmed, West Africa

Location: Burkina Faso
Resource: Gold
Canadian miners Komet Resources have announced an updated resources estimate for the Guiro gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Guiro vein, currently mined by Komet, is located in the southern half of the Guiro-Diouga mining licence. The area covers 65km² and is 100% owned by the company.

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Yanfolila nears gold output, West Africa

Location: Mali
Resource: Gold

Grade control and infill drilling have started at Hummingbird Resources’
1,8 million ounce Yanfolila Gold project in Mali. This follows the release of drilling results in October last year, and is designed to further advance Yanfolila towards first gold production next year. Mine construction is set to start soon.
According to CEO Dan Betts, the infill drilling will bring further inferred resources to the measured and indicated categories, and allow more options in the mine scheduling.
“With three drill rigs now operational and mine construction imminent, we are highly active on the ground at Yanfolila. Grade control drilling is an exciting step for us as we move closer to mining and we look forward to the results following our last round of excellent drill results in October 2014,” says Betts.

Boost for Stellar

Location: Sierra Leone
Phase: Development
Resource: Diamonds

Deutsche Balaton, a German based investment company, has invested about USD2.4-million (R35.42-million) in Stellar Diamonds, an AIM-listed company with projects in Guinea and Sierra Leone in West Africa.

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