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B2Gold throw weight behind rhino conservation initiative

Canadian gold miner B2Gold Corp has shown its support for the black rhino conservation initiative in Namibia by donating 1000 oz of gold to support the initiative and the communities that protect them The gold donation is valued at approximately US$1.5 million. B2Gold’s Rhino Gold Bar initiative was recently launched …

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Dundee invests in Ecuador-focused INV Metals

Canada-based international gold mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has invested C$10-million in Ecuador-focused INV Metals, which is advancing the Loma Larga project. DPM’s investment, which formed part of a C$15.6-million private placement at C$0.40 a share, has turned the company into a strategic shareholder in INV, representing a 19.5% …

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Gold smuggling a drawback to Africa

A news agency recently carried out an investigation on the billions of money being lost from Africa resulting from gold smuggling. According to the report by news agency Reuters, billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in …

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China’s gold market on the rise

China has become the largest gold producer and consumer in the world in the past two decades. On the backdrop, Roland Wang, Managing Director of China for the WGC said his company aims to work with government bodies, regulators and market practitioners to ‘develop China’s gold market on a long-term, …

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Diamond output leap helps Anglo

A sharp rise in rough diamond production at a time of stable diamond trading conditions has boosted diversified mining company Anglo American in the three months to June 30, when overall production was 8% up on a  copper-equivalent basis. Rough diamond production increased by 36% to 8.7-million carats, with production in Canada reporting …

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Eastern Congo now supplying conflict free gold

Partnership Africa Canada’s (PAC) first responsible and conflict free artisanal gold supply chain is now operational in Eastern Congo’s Just Gold project. The global leader in developing innovative approaches to strengthen natural resource governance said Just Gold project is the first to successfully trace conflict-free and legal artisanal gold from …

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B2gold’s Otjikoto golden child thriving in Namibia

Otjikoto operation is fulfilling its purpose as B2Gold’s African dream asset after delivering record production volumes in 2016 – with similar expectations on the cards. Triple-listed international gold miner B2Gold Corp. (B2Gold) is celebrating record production volumes (and process plant recoveries) at its Namibia-based open cast Otjikoto operation – well …

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Ghana mining industry advocacy group pushes for new mining law

ACCRA – Stakeholders in Ghana’s mining industry here on Tuesday underscored the need for a new mining law for the country to replace the existing Act 703. “We have displaced more than 60 000 landlords who have many dependants yet have nothing substantial to show for the extreme suffering mining …

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B2Gold reports record production in the first half of the year

Vancouver-headquartered gold producer B2Gold expects 2016 to be another year of record gold production as it concludes the half-year to June. Consolidated gold production from the TSX-listed company’s operations in 2016 is expected to be between 510 000 oz and 550 000 oz, weighted to the second half of the …

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B2Gold 2nd quarter output stable

B2Gold’s Otjikoto mine near Otjiwarongo produced 36,172 ounces of gold in the second quarter of 2016, almost in line with budget forecast of 37,426 ounces and production in last year’s 2nd quarter of 36,963 ounces. The goldminer states in its latest production update that gold production was largely unaffected despite the …

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