Development of the Inata gold mine project in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region began this year. After Taparko, Kalsaka, Youga and Mana, Inata is the fifth gold mine in Burkina Faso to begin construction.
Norwegian company Wega Mining owns 90% or the project with the remaining 10% belonging to the Burkina Faso government. Wega Mining’s interest in Burkina Faso derives from its acquisition of Goldbelt Resources and its Burkina Faso subsidiary, Societe des Mines de Belahouro in December 2007.
[img:Burkina%20hot_0.jpg|Gold pour – soon be happening in Burkina Faso]Ougadougou, Burkina Faso --- MININGREVIEW.COM ---24 March 2009 - Burkina Faso – a West African country with a cotton-dependent economy – is planning to become a regional mining centre and the continent's fourth biggest gold producer in the next three years.
Burkina Faso lies between Africa’s number two and three gold producers – Ghana to the south and Mali to the north – and has been mining gold industrially for less than two years, but wants to expand rapidly.
[img:Burkina%20bd_0.jpg|Expansion underway at Semafo’s Mana gold mine in Burkina Faso â€’ and now several new mines are on the way in the country]Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso --- 27 September 2012 - Seven new mines are preparing to open operations in Burkina Faso and, together with an improved mining code, this should double the mining sector's contribution to the country's economy in the coming years.
[img:Burkina1%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|SEMAFO in action – its Mana operation has opened in Burkina Faso]Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 03 July 2008 - The West Africa state of Burkina Faso has formally opened its third gold mine in a year – the opencast Mana facility operated by Toronto-listed SEMAFO.
The Mana mine – inaugurated on this week – is situated 270 km northwest of the Burkina Faso capital. Reuters reports from here that local officials say it is expected to produce 3.6 tonnes of gold per year.