In an operational update for the six months ended 31 December 2019, Pan African Resources, listed on AIM and the JSE, says that it is on track to deliver the full-year production guidance of 185 000 ounces (oz) of gold in FY-2020. The company also reports that development of its Evander 8 Shaft Pillar project is progressing according to plan, with steady-state production expected from March this year.

West African gold miner Endeavour Mining, listed on the TSX, reports in its preliminary financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019 that in FY-2019 it produced 651 koz of gold at an AISC of US$813/oz, achieving guidance for the seventh consecutive year. Production in Q4-2019 was 178 koz at an AISC of US$820/oz, remaining fairly flat over Q3-2019.

Robert Friedland and Yufeng ‘Miles’ Sun, Co-Chairmen of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines, have announced that the company’s South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, is fast-tracking a feasibility study on a smaller-scale, early-stage development plan using Shaft 1 as a production shaft at its Platreef palladium, platinum, nickel, copper, gold and rhodium mining licence. The Platreef project is located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.

Cora Gold has received a maiden pit constrained Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) from independent consultants SRK Consulting (UK) for its Sanankoro gold project within the Yanfolila gold belt in southern Mali. The MRE has been prepared in accordance with the JORC 2012 Code. This is an initial step in determining the overall potential of Sanankoro, which has a 1-2 Moz Exploration Target within 100 m of surface.

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