IronRidge Resources begins drilling at its gold license in Côte d’Ivoire

"Drilling is underway with visible gold observed within quartz vein RC drill chips from the first hole completed with assays pending."

Making mining safe and fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction in the DRC

More than 70% of the global production of cobalt takes place in the DRC, of which 15% – 30% comes artisanal and small-scale mines.

Oriole Resources secures early-stage exploration license

It has now formalised its 51% ownership of the local holding company that also holds three of the newly-granted licences in central Cameroon.

Mining Elites in Africa 2021: Tietto Minerals – Abujar

To stand out in the junior gold exploration scene takes something special – which is what Tietto has delivered with its Abujar project.

Mining Elites in Africa 2021: Osino Resources – Twin Hills

While Twin Hills is still at an early stage with no resource yet in place, Osino believes the project has open pit and scale potential.

“We have open pit potential,” says Orion’s Errol Smart

“We could not have asked for a better start to our initial drilling to test the shallow open pit potential at Jacomynspan." - Errol Smart
BlueRock Diamonds

Botswana Diamonds shares good news from Thorny River

“The recovery of so many kimberlitic indicators is highly encouraging and bodes well for the potential commerciality.”
Tietto Minerals

Assay results give assurance at Roxgold’s Koula deposit

“The assay results build our confidence in the potential for Koula to conceptually extend its life via a high-grade underground operation."
investment

What trends will drive growth in South Africa’s mining sector?

South Africa has not attracted investment to allow for new mines to be opened or for substantial exploration campaigns to be carried out.
Minerals Council South Africa

What are the challenges relating to prospecting and mining licensing?

The government has confirmed thousands of mining rights; prospecting rights; permits; license renewals and ownership transfers are backlogged.

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