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Wassa mine

By: Sheila Barradas A gold mine, located near the village of Akyempim, in the Mpohor Wassa East district, in the western region of Ghana. 

Bogoso Prestea

The operating Bogoso gold mine and processing operations are located in western Ghana near the town of Bogoso, about 35 km northwest from the town of Tarkwa. 

New course aimed at enhancing skills of community relations practitioners

By: Chantelle Kotze Laws regulating the resettlement of communities for mining projects may be poorly defined and could result in delays to approvals that may affect the viability of operations or development projects, says Ghana-based gold mining company Golden Star Resources’ subsidiary Golden Star... 

All systems go for eleventh mining and power expo

By: Pimani Baloyi South Africa-based co-organisers of the West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex), Exhibition Management Services (EMS), says it is all systems go for the upcoming biennial event, which will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre, in Ghana, from May 28 to 30. “For 20 years,... 

Ghana seen as gateway into West Africa

By: Carina Borralho Compared with the rest of Africa, Ghana’s economy and political environment are relatively stable, which is consequently encouraging the expansion of mining companies and suppliers into the West African country, says electric motors and drives supplier Zest WEG Group. “Zest WEG Group has been... 

Ghana shows positive investment climate, attracts $13.5bn

By: Carina Borralho Ghana’s favourable investment climate has succeeded in attracting some $13.5-billion in mining investment over the last two decades, highlighted Lands and Natural Resources Minister Alhaji Inusah Fuseini at February’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which took place in Cape Town. “Currently,... 

Vivo Energy – Unleashing the Energy that Powers African Mining

A joint venture between Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell, Vivo Energy is Shell’s exclusive licensee in Africa*. It inherits all the strengths of Shell in Africa – not just in terms of products, but also in terms of its people, influence and experience. It is an ambitious, vibrant new... 

Rosebel mine, Suriname

By: Sheila Barradas An openpit mine, situated in Suriname. 

Golden Star lowers full-year guidance despite improved Q2 production

By: Henry Lazenby Ghana-focused Golden Star Resources on Tuesday said that at 85 183 oz, it had produced about 10% more gold in the second quarter than it did in the first. The June-quarter’s increased production brought the company’s total production to 162 908 oz of gold, which was well within its guidance range. 

Exhibition to assist gold miner’s growth strategy

By: Gia Costella Gold mining company Golden Star Resources (GSR) will be showcasing its commitment to corporate social investment under its flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative at this year’s West African mining and power exhibition (Wampex), says GSR VP of operations Dan Owiredu. 

Wassa mine, Ghana

By: Sheila Barradas An openpit mine situated in Ghana. 

West African mining sector seeks international partnerships to grow industry

Gold-rich Ghana’s capital city, Accra, will host the tenth West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex), which, this year will continue to focus on international partnerships needed for the development of infrastructure to exploit the mineral resources of West Africa. 

Ghana-focused gold miner to expand international footprint

By: Jean McKenzie Denver, Colorado-based Golden Star Resources was looking to expand its African and international portfolio, the Ghana-focused company says. 

Goldplat profit soars, targets 1Moz resource by year-end

By: Henry Lazenby Aim-listed Goldplat on Monday reported strong growth for the six months to the end of December on the back of increased efficiencies at its gold recovery plants in South Africa and Ghana, and producing first gold at its Kilimapesa project, in Kenya. The company was also aggressively exploring... 

Golden Star to expand international footprint

By: Jean McKenzie Denver, Colorado-based Golden Star Resources was looking to expand its African and international portfolio, the Ghana-focused company said on Thursday. Speaking at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, exploration VP Mitchel Wasel said that Golden Star, which owns two operating... 

Company Announcement: WAMPEX highlights West African Mining and Power Opportunities

Eight new mines have started production in the last three years, with another 13 mine projects planned for the region. Ghana alone has nine major mines and 600 smaller mining operations, all looking for international partners to scale up production. 

Company Announcement: WAMPEX highlights West African Mining and Power Opportunities

West Africa is one of the fastest growing mining regions in the world, and also a growing consumer – and generator – of electric power. 

Goldplat reports steady production at SA, Ghana operations

By: Jonathan Faurie AIM-listed Africa-focused gold miner Goldplat has reported that production is steady at its operations in South Africa and Ghana, and are providing the company with much-needed cash flow to expand its projects.  

Apogee Silver names new CEO

By: Liezel Hill TSX-V-listed Apogee Silver has appointed Neil Ringdahl as its CEO from June 1, replacing David Gower who will remain on the board of directors. Ringdahl has worked for companies including Anglo Platinum and Golden Star Resources, and was most recently a country manager for Ancash Mining. 

Golden Star still feeling effects of 2010 rains

By: Liezel Hill Golden Star Resources is still battling the effects of heavy rainfall in the second half of last year at its Bogoso/Prestea operation in Ghana, but expects to get back to normal production levels from the third quarter of this year, CEO Tom Mair said on Wednesday. Golden Star, which also owns... 

Golden Star lowers production outlook

By: Liezel Hill Denver, Colorado-based Golden Star Resources has lowered the production guidance for this year from its Ghanaian operations again, after heavy rainfall and other operational issues affected production at the Bogoso/Prestea operation. Bogoso/Prestea is now expected to produce between 170 000 and... 

Chris Thompson named new Golden Star chairperson

By: Liezel Hill Denver-based Golden Star Resources has appointed former World Gold Council chair Christopher Thompson as chairperson of its board. Thompson, who joined the board in February this year, was chairperson and CEO of South Africa's Gold Fields from 1998 until 2002 and continued as chairperson until... 

Golden Star relooks at Ghana mine plans amid surging bullion prices

By: Liezel Hill Denver, Colorado-based Golden Star Resources is looking for ways to boost production levels at its Ghanaian gold mines, to take advantage of record prices for the yellow metal, CEO Tom Mair said on Tuesday. Golden Star operates the Bogosa/Prestea and Wassa mines, and has also commissioned... 

Golden Star aims to start production at Ghana project next year

By: Jade Davenport Production from midtier gold-miner Golden Star Resources’ Prestea South project, in Ghana, will start in 2011, but is dependent on the issue of a mining permit. Speaking to Mining Weekly at the Mining Indaba conference in early February, Golden Star Resources exploration manager for Africa Yan... 

Golden Star aims to start production at Ghana project next year

By: Jade Davenport Production from midtier gold-miner Golden Star Resources' Prestea South project in Ghana would start in 2011, but was dependent on the issue of a mining permit. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on Wednesday, Golden Star Resources exploration manager for Africa Yan Bourassa explained that, since... 

GoldStone enters into another Ghana exploration JV

By: Chanel de Bruyn Aim-listed minerals exploration company GoldStone Resources has entered into a joint-venture (JV) agreement with another Ghanaian company to develop the Manso Amenfi prospecting licence. The gold explorer entered into a JV with Asasemu Mining, the owner of the Manso Amenfi licence, in the Wasa... 

Newmont sees positive short-term outlook for Ghana power supply

By: Liezel Hill Gold giant Newmont Mining does not expect any electricity supply problems for the remainder of this year to its Ahafo mine, in Ghana, spokesperson Omar Jabara said on Tuesday. In the year to date, power supply has generally been stable “with minor systemic interruptions”, he said in an emailed... 

'Shocking' Enviro Award

Editor – I was shocked to read in Mining Weekly (April 24–30, 2009) that Golden Star Resources had won a sustainability award for its oil palm plantation in Wassa West district, Ghana. I am familiar with that project and have evaluated it. There is very little that is sustainable about that... 

Golden Star gets $30m credit line

By: Liezel Hill Colorado-based Golden Star Resources, which owns two gold mines in Ghana, has signed an agreement for a revolving credit facility with Standard Bank, the firm reported on Monday. The facility includes a fully-committed revolving credit line of $30-million, comprising $15-million of available... 

Entries sought for green mining awards

By: Christy van der Merwe The fourth yearly Nedbank Capital Green Mining awards would be held in October 2009, and organisers were seeking entries from sustainable mining projects across Africa. The purpose of the awards was to highlight those African mining and mineral beneficiation operators that were making... 

Winners of 2008’s Green Mining Awards announced

By: Esmarie Swanepoel On Thursday evening, financial services firm Nedbank Capital announced the winners of its yearly Green Mining Awards. For the first time since the inception of the awards, an honour was given to a company operating outside of South Africa’s border. “The response to this year’s awards was very... 

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