Debswana Investing to Extend Life of Jwaneng Diamond Mine

The government of Botswana and De Beers, equal joint owners of Debswana Diamond Co., announced in late 2009 plans for major investments to extend the life of the Jwaneng open-pit diamond mine in Botswana, the world’s largest diamond mine by production value.

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Oromin Looks for Sabadola Feasibility Completion in 2010

Oromin Explorations Ltd. reported that the full feasibility study for the Oromin Joint Venture Group’s (OJVG) gold project in the Sabodala Gold District of Senegal, West Africa, is on track for completion in late June and public release in early July, 2010.

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Mineral Deposits Doubling Mill Throughput at Sabodala

Mineral Deposits Ltd. announced in late January 2010 plans to double milling capacity at its Sabodala gold operations in south-eastern Senegal to approximately 4 million mt/y, increasing gold production to 200,000 oz/y. Detailed engineering, delivery of long-lead-time equipment items, and construction are expected to take about 15 months. Pit life based on existing reserves will be reduced from 11 to seven years. The expansion will be undertaken in two phases, with the first phase scheduled to lift production to 3.5 million mt/y by mid-2011.

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AngloGold Suspends Operations at Iduapriem

AngloGold Ashanti temporarily suspended operations at its Iduapriem mine in Ghana in February 2010 following discussions with the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana (EPA) regarding potentially adverse environmental impacts arising from the mine’s current tailings storage facility. Operations were to remain suspended until alternative arrangements for tailings storage can be established. An interim location for tailings storage has been identified, and AngloGold Ashanti was working with the EPA to make it operational.

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