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Hummingbird produces 22 206 oz of gold in Q3

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th October 2018 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources poured 22 206 oz of gold at an average grade of 2.99 g/t, for the quarter ended September 30, which represents the company’s second full quarter of commercial production at the Yanfolila gold mine, in Mali. It sold 20 029 oz of gold at an average price of $1... 

Junior gold miner reports strong earnings for first half of year

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th October 2018 UK-domiciled, London AIM-listed West African gold miner Hummingbird Resources has reported (in its unaudited financial results for the first half – H1 – of this calendar year) that its primary asset, the Yanfolilia Gold Mine in Mali, had recorded a solid performance that had been in line with the... 

Hummingbird to raise processing throughput, confirms good gold intercepts

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th September 2018 Aim-listed gold miner Hummingbird Resources will build a second ball mill at the Yanfolila gold mine, in Mali, that will increase plant throughput from 1.2-million to 1.4-million tonnes a year, based on a blend of ore types. Based on 100% fresh ore types, the throughput capacity will increase... 

West African mining industry shows strong growth potential

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     13th July 2018 The crowning of two West African mining projects as the winner and the runner-up of Investment Battlefield at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in February this year, indicates strong growth potential for mining and investment attraction in West Africa, says Canadian mineral... 

Hummingbird starts exploration drilling campaign at Yanfolila

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd July 2018 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has begun an exploration drilling campaign on its mining permit for its Yanfolila gold mine, in Mali, while simultaneously starting mining at Komana West. The campaign is targeting the conversion of resources to reserves, while extending the mine life of Yanfolila... 

Yanfolila ramp-up sees 9 912 oz of gold poured in March

By: Schalk Burger     30th April 2018 Aim-listed West African gold producer Hummingbird Resources has successfully ramped up gold production at its opencast Yanfolila mine and plant, in Mali, with 9 912 oz poured in March. The Yanfolila project produced 18 785 oz of gold in the quarter ended March 31, with the mine and plant... 

Yanfolila ramp-up on track - Hummingbird

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 Since first gold was poured at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources' Yanfolila gold mine, in Mali, on December 19, the mine has steadily been ramping up towards full production, in line with the company's planned schedule. "I am pleased that activity on site is steadily progressing as per the ramp-up... 

Mali’s Yanfolila mine pours first gold, ramping up to commercial production

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th January 2018 With West African gold producer Hummingbird Resources having started gold production at its Mali-based Yanfolila gold mine on time and within budget last month, the gold producer remains on track with its ramp-up to commercial production. Since acquiring the project from Gold Fields in 2014,... 

Mali annual gold production up 5% to 49.6 t

By: Reuters     18th January 2018 Industrial gold production in Mali rose to 49.6 t in 2017, up 5% from the previous year, a senior Mines Ministry official said on Wednesday. The figure beat the 46.9 t that Africa's third-largest producer managed in 2016 and was well ahead a forecast of 45 t that the government had given half way... 

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila pours first gold, maintains commercial production ramp-up plans

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th January 2018 With Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources having started gold production at its Mali-based Yanfolila gold mine on time and within budget in the second half of last month, the gold producer remains on track with its ramp-up to commercial production. Since acquiring the project from Gold Fields in... 

Cora Gold to continue drilling at Mali projects

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th January 2018 West Africa-focused gold exploration company Cora Gold has completed Stage 1 of its reconnaissance drilling programme at the company’s flagship Sanankoro gold discovery, in southern Mali. CEO Dr Jonathan Forster noted that the programme was encouraging, with initial assay results targeted for... 

Hummingbird starts Yanfolila ore commissioning

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th December 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources expects first gold production from its Yanfolila mine, in Mali, before the end of December as ore commissioning gets under way. “Ore commissioning represents the final step ahead of first gold production at Yanfolila. Everybody on site is totally focused on a... 

Hummingbird launches commemorative coins

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th November 2017 To commemorate the first gold pour at  Hummingbird Resources’ Mali-based Yanfolila mine, the Aim-listed gold miner is producing one-ounce pure-gold single mine origin (SMO) coins. The 1oz Hummingbird will be part of a collection of seven coins, officially launching in 2018, offering those who are... 

Wet commissioning of Yanfolila CIL circuit under way

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2017 Wet commissioning of the carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila mine, in Mali, has started ahead of the planned first gold pour by year-end. The precommissioning of the installed ball mill, as well as the commissioning of the raw water supply for the... 

Aggreko commissions 7.4 MW diesel facility to power Yanfolila processing plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th October 2017 Temporary power generation equipment supplier Aggreko has commissioned a 7.4 MW diesel power facility at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila mine, in Mali. The facility will provide power to the mine’s process plant. 

Cora Gold lists on Aim; to advance Mali exploration

By: Anine Kilian     9th October 2017 West Africa-focused gold developer Cora Gold has started trading on the Aim. As part of the admission process, the company has raised £3.45-million through the placing and subscription of 20.93-million new ordinary shares at a placing price of 16.5p each, implying a market capitalisation of... 

First gold pour at new Mali gold mine by year-end

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th October 2017 The ball mill shell has been successfully installed at emerging gold miner Hummingbird Resources’ flagship Yanfolila project, in Mali, which remains on schedule and on budget for the first gold pour by the end of this year. The installation is a significant milestone in progressing the project to... 

Hummingbird to buy 50% interest in Kobada project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th September 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has signed a letter of intent to potentially earn a 50% interest in the Kobada gold project, in Mali, from African Gold Group (AGG). It will also make an initial investment of C$3.6-million to acquire a 9.9% interest in AGG. 

Construction progresses at Hummingbird’s Yanfolila gold project

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th September 2017 The ball mill shell has been successfully installed at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ flagship Yanfolila project, in Mali, which remains on schedule and on budget for the first gold pour by the end of this year. The installation is a significant milestone in progressing the project to... 

Preproduction mining gets under way at Hummingbird’s Yanfolila project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2017 Preproduction mining has started at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila project, in Mali, which remains on schedule for its first gold pour by the end of this year. The preproduction mining, which is being undertaken by contractor African Mining Services (AMS), will ramp up over the next... 

Explorer overcomes funding crunch, targeting first gold pour at Mali project by year-end

By: Ilan Solomons     18th August 2017 It is common knowledge that securing investment for exploration projects, particularly for junior operators, has been “extremely challenging”, owing to the current tepid global economic climate and low commodity prices, emerging gold miner Hummingbird business development head Robert Monro tells... 

Explorer overcomes funding crunch, targeting first gold pour at Mali project by year-end

By: Ilan Solomons     18th August 2017 It is common knowledge that raising investment for exploration projects, particularly for junior operators, has been “extremely challenging”, owing to the current tepid global economic climate and low commodity prices, emerging gold miner Hummingbird business development head Robert Monro tells... 

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila on track for first gold pour by year-end

By: Anine Kilian     18th July 2017 Construction at Hummingbird Resources’ Mali-based Yanfolila mine is progressing on schedule and within budget, with several aspects of development, including process design and detailed engineering, now complete. Updating shareholders on developments at the mine during the three months ended June... 

Golden prospects following exploration in Mali and Senegal

By: Nica Schreuder     14th July 2017 Privately owned UK-based gold exploration company Cora Gold believes there is strong potential to ultimately  increase the scale of the discovery at the Sanankoro project to a size suitable for consideration as a standalone gold mine hence the project being the primary focus of the company’s... 

Mali gold project production targeted for December

By: Simone Liedtke     14th July 2017 Multi-asset gold company Hummingbird Resources is developing the advanced Yanfolila gold project, in Mali, as a low-cost, high-grade openpit mining operation, with first gold production targeted for December. 

Hummingbird completes debt drawdown to fund Yanfolila construction

By: Anine Kilian     4th July 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has drawn down a further $35-million under a $60-million senior secured loan facility with Burkinabe Coris Bank to fund its Yanfolila gold mine, in Mali. This follows the initial drawdown of $25-million in April. 

Hummingbird lifts stake in Yanfolila project to 80%

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th June 2017 Hummingbird Resources has acquired an additional 5% interest and a 1% royalty in the Yanfolila gold project, in Mali, raising its stake to 80%. The Aim-listed company agreed to take up its option to acquire La Petite Mine d’Or’s 5% interest in the project for $2-million in shares, which will be... 

Hummingbird reaches new Yanfolila milestone

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd May 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources on Monday announced the delivery of its longest lead time item – the ball mill – to the under-construction Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. "As the longest lead time item, the delivery of the ball mill (shipped from Europe) to site is a significant milestone for... 

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila gearing up for production

By: Anine Kilian     24th April 2017 The development of Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ Mali-based Yanfolila mine is progressing on time and within budget. The company on Monday said structural, mechanical, plate work and piping work have been under way for over three months, while the plant foundations largely complete. 

Hummingbird secures $60m debt facility with West African bank Coris

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th April 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has secured a four-year $60-million senior secured term debt facility with West Africa-based Coris Bank International to fund the ongoing construction of the Yanfolila gold mine, in Mali. The new debt agreement replaced the funding line previously anticipated with... 

Hummingbird appoints GM for Yanfolila

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd February 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has appointed Kevin Moxham GM of its Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. An engineer by profession, Moxham has over 30 years’ experience in the effective management and commissioning of mining projects in jurisdictions including Ghana, Eritrea, Tanzania and South... 

Hummingbird on track for Yanfolila’s first gold pour by year-end

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th January 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has awarded the structural, mechanical, plate work and piping (SMPP) contract for its Yanfolila gold project, in Mali, where mine construction is currently under way, to construction company Imagri-SARL. The company on Thursday noted that plant construction was on... 

Yanfolila on track for first production at year-end

By: Anine Kilian     11th January 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila gold project, in Mali, remains on track for first gold production at the end of this year.   The plant will have capacity to process 1.24-million tons a year, producing 132 000 oz of gold in its first full year of production. Average production over the... 

Hummingbird sources capital for Yanfolila development

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th December 2016 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has entered into a mandate letter with Taurus Funds Management and secured an extension to the bridge loan facility to develop its Yanfolila gold project in Mali. Through the facility, Hummingbird will receive a $55-million mandate, made up of a four-year... 

Hummingbird’s Yanfolila mine closer to first gold production

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th October 2016 First concrete has been poured at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ most advanced asset, the Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. Civil works contractor Imagri-sarl will now continue with the concrete pour-over the next three months.   Meanwhile, several material orders for the 132 000 oz project... 

Civil works start at Hummingbird’s Yanfolila project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th October 2016 Civil works have started at Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. This follows the appointment, in September, of Imagri, as civil works contractor. 

Hummingbird appoints civil works contractor for Yanfolila

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th September 2016 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has appointed Imagri to oversee the civil works at its 2.2-million-ounce Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. The contractor will oversee the completion of the run-of-mine tip and primary crusher, secondary crusher and screen, and the milling and carbon-in-leach area. 

Hummingbird study shows solid case for hydropower use at Liberia project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     31st August 2016 A recently completed prefeasibility study (PFS) at Liberia-focused miner Hummingbird Resources’ Dugbe gold project, has confirmed the viability of a range of options for hydroelectric power (HEP) plant use in supplying a sustainable source of power for Dugbe, as well as the south-east Liberian... 

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