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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 »

Mining Right in Burkina Faso: 356 Exploration Permits Now Available For Application

3 April 2016

(Burkina –Emine)–Ouagadougou - April 03, 2016: This March 30, 2016, the Council of Ministers of Burkina Faso, under the Ministry of Energy, Mines and quarries, adopted a report on the situation of mining rights in the country.

It appears that 356 exploration permits are now in the public domain: of 731 exploration permits, 316 are expired and 40 have been renounced by their holders. To that should be added 368 of 419 artisanal mining permits expired.

A glance at the list of expired exploration licenses shows that just under hundred officially belong to junior Read more »

SEMAFO Signs $120 Million Credit Facility to Get Natougou Mine off the Ground

1 April 2016

(Burkina – Emine) – Ouagadougou – 04/01/2016: On March 30, 2016 press release – SEMAFO Inc. announces that it has executed $120 million credit facility (“Facility”) with Australian Macquarie Bank Limited, which bears interest at LIBOR around 4.75%, in order to  assume the construction of the Natougou project mine located in Burkina Faso. The project is located approximatively 320 kilometers east of Ouagadougou, Read more »

Extremely high grade gold hit at West African Ml South prospect in Burkina Faso

5 March 2016

(Burkina – Emine): Ouagadougou, March 4, 2016; Gold developer West African Resources Limited (ASX, TSXV: WAF) reported on March 1, 2016,   “extremely high­grade RC results from M1 prospect, at its 100%-owned Tanlouka Gold Project”, in Burkina Faso.

On February 4, 2016, West African Resources (ASX, TSXV) was reporting an intercept of 4m at 36.58g/t Au from 60m in drillhole TAN16-RC118. A step-out drilling Read more »

Endeavour Mining sells its Youga gold mine to MNG Gold for US$25.3 million

4 March 2016

(Burkina Emine ): Ouagadougou, March 3rd , 2016 – Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) (OTCQX:EDVMF) has announced that it has received US$25.3 million upon simultaneously signing and closing the sale transaction of its Youga gold Mine to MNG Gold (“MNG”).

The total cash consideration is comprised of US$20 million for the mine and 5.3 million in cash. Endeavour also retains a 1.8 percent net smelter royalty on mine Read more »

Barrick could lose its place as world’s largest gold producer to the benefit of Newmont this year

3 March 2016

(Burkina-emine) – Ouagadougou March, 02 2016: During the last three years the world’s mining sector has gone through enormous difficulties. From international financial crisis through fall in commodity prices it is the whole sector which has been badly hit. However, all the companies have not experienced similar fortunes.

Public statistics released by the two giants of the gold industry Barrick Gold and Newmont, Read more »

True Gold stands out false recruitment ads

20 February 2016

True Gold’s management heard that malicious persons publish false recruitment advertising via social networks, promise jobs to job seekers against rewards in cash or kind.

True Gold Management get out and strongly condemns these practices which are against not only its policies, but also regulations in Burkina Faso. Read more »

True Gold Announces Stacking of Ore on Leach Pads at Karma February 11, 2016

16 February 2016

500,000 tonnes of ore mined and stockpiled

VANCOUVER, B.C. – True Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V: TGM) (“True Gold” or the “Company”) (all dollar figures in US dollars) is pleased to provide an update for the Karma Gold Mine, including the stacking of ore on the leach pad.

“With construction nearing completion and commissioning underway, our team is now focusing on ramping up to commercial production,” stated Christian Milau, Read more »

True Gold Signs $10 Million Equipment Finance Facility And Appoints New Director

31 January 2016

(Burkina – emine) – Ouagadougou, January 30, 2016 – True Gold Mining Inc. (TSX-V: TGM) has announced that the Company has entered into an equipment refinancing facility with Auramet International LLC (“Auramet”) for US $10 million.

Auramet is a global physical precious metals merchant that provides a full range of services to participants in the precious metals sector, including buying precious metals Read more »

SEMAFO Achieves 2015 Guidance; Provides 2016 Outlook

20 January 2016

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – (Marketwired) – 01/20/16 – SEMAFO Inc. (TSX:SMF)(OMX:SMF) reports full-year 2015 production results of 255,900 ounces at a total cash cost of $495 and all-in sustaining cost of $648 per ounce at its Mana Mine. As a result, the Corporation has met its production guidance for the eighth consecutive year Read more »

First Mining Completes Acquisition of Goldrush Resources Ltd.

19 January 2016

(Burkina – Emine): Ouagadougou, January 19, 2016 – First Mining Finance Corp. (“First Mining”) and Goldrush Resources Ltd. (“Goldrush”) together announced on 7th January, the happy end of the previously announced business combination, pursuant to which First Mining has acquired all the issued and outstanding shares of Goldrush by way of a court approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”). Read more »

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