Deal #1132

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Nielle, Côte d'Ivoire

Target country
Côte d'Ivoire
Comment on location
Tongon, located within the Nielle exploration permit in the north of Côte d’lvoire, 55 kilometres south of the border with Mali

Land area

Comment on land area
Land Area information unknown.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Mining

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Exploitation permit / license / concession (for mineral resources)

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
1996- Niellé Exploration Permit acquired in November. 2008- Completion of the review of pre feasibility study in February. 2008- Approval of the Feasibility Plan by the Board of Directors in May. Another source states that the contract was signed in 2010.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] Project not started
[2010] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
2008-Start of Tongon site earth works10-year lifespan. 2009-Mining activities started in November. 2010- First gold , December.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
1500
Current number of jobs (total)
[2012] 1717

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Current number of employees (foreign)
[2013] 22
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
Mine Employees-22 Contractors- 38

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
[2013] 472
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Mine Employees-472 Contractors- 1244

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Tongon Mine

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-10-24
Comment on data source
Reuters Africa- Randgold officially opens Ivory Coast gold mine

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
http://www.randgoldresources.com/randgold/content/en/randgold/randgold-tongon-mine. Company website no longer working-- new one below.

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Company website- Tongon Gold Mine

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-01-21
Comment on data source
Tongon Gold Mine Côte d”Ivoire. Powerpoint presentation.

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Powerpoint presentation- BACK ON TRACK AT TONGON... upgrade and expansion programme clears way for performance uptick

Data source #6

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Annual Report 2014

Data source #7

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Book- Minerals Yearbook - Area Reports; International Review

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-04-27
Comment on data source
Mining Technology- Randgold’s Tongon gold mine in Ivory Coast on track to meet production target for 2015

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-07-25
Comment on data source
Market Watch- Randgold sees improved results at Ivory Cost mine

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Capacity Building
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
social initiative- community agribusiness that is based on small farming operations.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Resources area
Gold

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

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