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Canadian miner completes African gold project acquisition

Photo: Roxgold
Photo: Roxgold
Published by
Jaroslaw Adamowski - 30 Apr 2019

Canada’s miner Roxgold has announced the completion of the acquisition of the Séguéla gold project in Côte d'Ivoire from Newcrest West Africa Holdings Pty Ltd.

 

The asset is part of a portfolio of 11 exploration permits in Côte d’Ivoire, purchased for a "total upfront consideration of US$20 million," Roxgold said in a statement.

 

"This acquisition will materially increase Roxgold's overall resource inventory, with work already underway to bring the deposit up to National Instrument 43-101 standards," said Paul Weedon, the company’s vice president for exploration.

 

Roxgold says it is a gold mining company with assets located in West Africa.

Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat
Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat

Chinese control half of the Congo's cobalt