Randgold Resources has reported its Loulo-Gounkoto gold mining complex and Morila joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti have been operating normally despite a state of emergency and a French-Malian intervention to rout Islamic militant forces in the north of the Sahel nation.
Although Randgold’s operations lie 430 miles from the conflict zones, CEO Mark Bristow said his company is closely monitoring events and established appropriate contingency plans. Both sites, he added, are well-stocked with fuel and other supplies.
Iamgold said its Sadiola and Yatela gold mines, operated by joint venture partner AngloGold Ashanti and 800 miles from the fighting, are continuing as usual, with no disruption production or supply chains. Iamgold has, however, reduced its exploration activity as a precaution.