Kinross sells Chirano stake to Asante Gold

Canadian-based miner Kinross Gold has entered into an agreement with Asante Gold to sell its 90% interest in the Chirano gold mine in Ghana for $225 million in cash and shares.  Chirano is an open-pit and underground operation located 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. Last year, the mine produced 154,668 gold equivalent ounces, and its life…

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Ghana mining truck explosion kills 13, injures dozens more

The mining town of Apiate, Ghana, has been reduced to rubble after a mining truck carrying explosives reportedly detonated. According to Reuters, the blast on 21 January left a crater 66 feet in width and took with it hundreds of surrounding houses. It also blew the doors and roofs from other buildings. The truck, owned by Maxam, was reportedly working…

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