2011



An elevated view of pits at La Mancha Resources' Hassai gold mine in Sudan. Photo by La Mancha Resources

La Mancha planning second life for Hassai

For the past six years, Martin Amyot has been making an annual trek to Vancouver to try to convince investors that not only has Sudan had a gold mine in continuous operation since 1991, but also that the mine will be in operation for years to…


Afghanistan gov’t pushes for mineral development

As Western powers prepare to fully withdraw their troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Wahidullah Shahrani, Afganistan’s minister of mines, is preparing for a very different kind of deployment. 







Transition to gold

When Scott McLean packed up and left Xstrata (XTA-L) after a long and illustrious career with Falconbridge, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his time: Find another world class mine.


Avion triples Hounde resource to 1.6M oz. gold

In less than two years, Avion Gold (AVR-T) has turned a group of early stage mineral concessions in Burkina Faso into a 1.6-million-oz. gold project, with management convinced of its further potential for growth.


Abacus advances its Ajax copper-gold project

Abacus Mining & Exploration (ame-v) has painted an interesting prospect at its joint-ventured Ajax copper-gold project near Kamloops, B.C., with a feasibility study showing the project could support a 60,000-tonne-per-day operation…


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