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Burkina Faso: Endeavour Mining halts underground operations at Mana gold mine, temporarily

Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:18
Burkina Faso: Endeavour Mining halts underground operations at Mana gold mine, temporarily

(Ecofin Agency) - The Mana gold mine produced 142,000 ounces in 2023. This year, the mine’s owner, Endeavour, seeks to ramp up its output to 170,000 ounces. The Burkina Faso government holds 10% of the mine.

Endeavour Mining temporarily halted underground operations at its Mana gold mine in Burkina Faso. The firm announced the news on February 28, a day after one of its subcontractors died due to injuries sustained during maintenance activities at the mine.

Endeavour Mining assured that it would investigate the accident in collaboration with local authorities.  "The health, safety, and well-being of our colleagues are our top priority, and this news deeply saddens us," the London-based firm wrote.

Mana is one of Endeavour's two remaining gold mines in Burkina Faso, following the sale of the Boungou and Wahgnion mines in 2023. Last year, the Mana mine produced 142,000 ounces of gold. Endeavour Mining expects the mine to produce between 150,000 and 170,000 ounces this year. However, any prolonged interruption of underground operations could impact these projections, although processing activities at the mine continue uninterrupted.



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