Natougou gold deposit, first pour for 2018

10 April 2017

The Natougou Gold Project is located in Burkina Faso, 320km south-east of Ouagadougou the capital city. Within the Diapaga greenstone belt, the deposit is on the Boungou permit belonging to Semafo.

Detained at 90% SEMAFO Boungou S.A and 10% by Burkina State, Natougou is a high-grade sub-horizontal deposit with a strong structural control.

The construction work was Read more »

West African confirms Sanbrado as +150,000 ounces per annum gold producer by 2019

27 February 2017

Gold developer West African Resources Limited (ASX, TSXV: WAF) announced the results of its Open Pit Feasibility Study, prepared in accordance with the requirements of the 2012 JORC Code and NI 43-101, for the Sanbrado1 Gold Project, Burkina Faso.  The study envisages an initial 9 year mine life, with strong early Read more »

West African Awarded Mining Permit

27 January 2017

On the 19th January 2017, Gold developer West African Resources Limited (ASX, TSXV: WAF) announced that the Council of Ministers of the Government of Burkina Faso has approved its mining permit application for the Sanbrado Gold Project (formerly known as Tanlouka Gold Project), Burkina Faso. This announcement follow the milestone reached when West African resources reported on the 8th December 2016, that it has received environmental approval for the Tanlouka Gold Project from Read more »

Outcome of hearing regarding gold seizure

8 November 2016

(Burkina-emine), Tuesday 8th November 2016: Avocet Mining PLC (“Avocet” or “the Company”) today announces that a judge in Ouagadougou has ordered the lifting of the seizure of the gold shipment which had taken place on 7 October 2016.

 The Company continues to explore solutions to resolve the 2 billion CFA (US$3.4m) legal claim made by ex-employees against SociĂ©tĂ© des Mines de BĂ©lahourou SA Read more »

2016 Q3 production and suspension of operations at Inata

27 October 2016

(Burkina-emine), Thursday 27th october 2016: Avocet Mining PLC (“Avocet” or “the Company”) today announces production and cash costs for the third quarter of 2016 from the Inata gold mine and that operations at Inata have been suspended from today.

 • Total gold production at Inata for the quarter was 17,694 ounces at a cash cost of US$1,047 per ounce, compared with 21,086 ounces produced in the second quarter of Read more »

Seizure of gold at Inata mine

25 October 2016

(Burkina-emine), Monday 24th october 2016: Avocet Mining PLC has announced today that bailiffs acting on behalf of ex-workers of “SociĂ©tĂ© des Mines de BĂ©lahouro SA” (“SMB”, owner of the Inata gold mine), who had been laid off following the illegal strike in December 2014, took seizure of a gold shipment containing Read more »

SPECIAL SAMAO 2016: Summary Report of Day 2

19 October 2016

(Burkina-emine Ouagadougou, October 19, 2016) –Work on day 2 were structured around the session 4 to session 7.

Session 4: Issues in management of artisanal mining and valorization of mineral substances

The fourth session was held on Friday, September 23, 2016 and focused on the theme “Problems of artisanal mining management  and valorisation of mineral Read more »

Tambao Manganese: Burkina has yet to pay money to investors!

14 October 2016

(Burkina-emine, October 14, 2016) – The Tambao deposit, discovered in 1959, is located in the Oudalan province, 15 km from Markoye, capital of the municipality of the same name, in the Sahel region, north-east of Burkina Faso. Initially estimated at 20 million tonnes of ore at a grade of 52% to 53% manganese and revalued at 100 million Read more »

72 hours of the mine engineer, the activities began

1 October 2016

(Burkina emine Ouagadougou, October 01, 2016) The mining engineers Club of Fada National Engineering School (CIM-ENSI-F) in collaboration with the Burkina Chamber of Mines (CMB) held from September 30 to October 2, the 72 hours of mine engineer in the theme of: “employability of young graduates in the mining sector ” at the BUMIGEB conference room.

Led by Mr. Cyrille KABRE, in charge of training and technology transfer issues and Mrs. Inna SEGUEDA communications officer booth from CMB, it was about young Read more »

SPECIAL SAMAO 2016-West Africa Mining Activities Week: DAY 1 Highlights

29 September 2016

(Burkina emine Ouagadougou, September 29, 2016) After the solemn opening of the SAMAO by the Minister of Energy, Mines and quarries of Burkina Faso, Pr. Alpha Oumar Dissa (representing the Prime Minister), a guided tour of the exhibition booths was done to show samples of the stakeholders of this mining exhibition week in Ouagadougou. The exchange sessions on the central theme: “The mining sector: challenges and prospects for sustainable socio-economic development in Burkina Faso” started with Read more »

SAMAO 2016 : Opening Ceremony, Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Ouagadougou

23 September 2016

(Burkina emine Ouagadougou, 22 September 2016) – It is under this theme “The mining sector: challenges and prospects for sustainable socio-economic development in Burkina Faso,” that the mining community from Burkina, West Africa and elsewhere met since Thursday morning in Ouagadougou for three days.

Considered as marginal country in the mining industry the last few years, Burkina is now fully a mining country with 8 gold mines (mine Kalsaka being stopped) and a Zinc mine, 1 gold mine actually under construction and 4 gold mines pending start construction. The annual gold production in the last two years (2014-2015) is about 35 Read more »

Burkina-emine Special SAMAO (WAMAW)

21 September 2016

As part of the WAMAW (West Africa Mining Activities Week) to be held from September 22 to 24, 2016 in Ouagadougou, Burkina-emine Group will show at its stands a selection of mining projects (exploration permits, advanced projects, small-scale mining) for partnership.

Holders of valid mining titles looking for partnership can contact BURKINA EMINE.

Investors and mining professionals wishing to invest in Burkina, visit us at SPONSOR HALL during WAMAW. A great opportunity to discover the best available projects Read more »

West Africa Mining Activities Week (WAMAW), first edition: 22-24 September 2016 in Ouagadougou

19 September 2016

(Burkina-emine / Ouagadougou September 19, 2016). Twice postponed (December 2014 and September 2015), never abandoned, this time is the right: the mining promotion events organized by the Ministry in charge of mines and quarries are back in Burkina Faso. With the new government settled in January 2016, the minister of energy, mines and quarries of Burkina Faso expressed his willingness to optimize now the mining and energy sector promotion activities by establishing Read more »

Workshop on the Regional Stream Sediments Survey Results Public Restitution at BUMIGEB

12 August 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou August 12, 2016: The Bureau of Mines and Geology of Burkina (BUMIGEB) holds a workshop on the regional stream sediments survey results public restitution. The survey was carried over the south-west of Burkina Faso.

Directed by BRGM France in collaboration with BUMIGEB, this survey was done as part of the A2 component of the PADSEM (Project for Mining Sector Development Support in Burkina Faso) and covered the Southwest, Cascades and Haut- Bassins regions. Read more »

Parliamentary Inquiry on Mining Sector in Burkina

26 July 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou July 26, 2016: Burkina Faso is, recently named among the mining countries but most of Burkina Faso peoples believe that the exploitation of the country’s natural resources does not give them what they deserve. This led the leaders during the Transition in 2015 to review the country’s mining code calling mining companies for more responsibility. But this does not seem satisfactory so that some people still call for a new revision of the mining code. This led the Read more »


12 May 2016

Despite an excellent geological potential, the Burkina Faso land remain underexplored compared to the mature greenstone belts of West Africa. Recent investment from mining companies makes Burkina Faso nowadays the fastest growing gold producer and the 4th largest gold producer in Africa. Actually 8 new mines were commissioned since 2007 including 7 gold mines and  Read more »

ROXGOLD: Yaramoko Underground Mine in Burkina First Gold Pour for June 2016

21 April 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou April 21, 2016: “We are very pleased to be transitioning the project into commissioning activities. With the mine outperforming on development rates, contributing to a healthy ROM pad balance, Roxgold is well positioned to advance through the end of the construction phase and into commissioning and production remains on schedule for first gold production in June 2016”. This optimistic assertion of  Roxgold’s President & CEO, John Dorward tells well the enthusiasm of the company about its current Read more »

West African Resources Raised $12.5 Million on an Oversubscribed Share Issue for Gold Project in Burkina.

18 April 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou April 18, 2016: Australian Gold development company West African Resources announced on April 15, 2016 that it has succeed at the end of an heavily oversubscribed placement to raise up $12.5 million through a placement of up to 100 million shares at a price of $0.125 per share.

The company declared to have received overwhelming demand from international and domestic institutional investors, as well as strong support from a large number of Read more »

OREZONE Closes C$5M Investment to Lay the Groundwork of Bomboré Future Mine

18 April 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou April 18, 2016: Orezone on March 30, 2016 announced that it has closed a C$5M investment into the Company by way of a non-brokered private placement through the issuance of 10,000,000 common shares at a price of C$0.50 per common share. The common shares generated by a private placement are subject to a four month hold period that Read more »

True Gold Announces First Gold Pour At Karma

12 April 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou April 12, 2016: The Canadian junior, True Gold Mining has announced on April 11, 2016 that it achieved first production at the Karma gold mine.  Few weeks before, the company had announced the beginning of ore leaching. The mine scheduled to produce 97,000 oz Au/year (average) over an 8.5-year mine life.

“Today is a great achievement for everyone that has been involved in building the Karma gold mine” said Christian Milau, President & CEO of True Gold. “This Read more »

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The Ministry of Energy remains under the management of Professor Alfa Omar DISSA and the Ministry of Mines and Quarries is entrusted to Mr. Oumarou IDANI .

Ministerial Reshuffle: The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Quarries (MEMC) is split into 02 separate entities, Ministry of Mines and Quarries and Ministry of Energy.

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