Deal #4951

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Lipaka, Burkina Faso

Latitude
13.519208265813264
Longitude
-0.3483926618652049
Target country
Burkina Faso
Comment on location
Taparko mine is located in the Namantenga province of Burkina Faso in West Africa, approximately 200km northeast of Ouagadougou.

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lipaka, Burkina Faso

Target country
Burkina Faso
Comment on location
The Bouroum site is located approximately 49 kilometers northwest of the main Taparko site where all the mining and milling infrastructures are located. It is accessible from Taparko via gravel road. The Bouroum mine site is a satellite of Taparko.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
1170
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 1170
Comment on land area
Size of Taparko is not known. Size of Bouroum Permit is approximately 11.7. The Bouroum mine site is a satellite of Taparko.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Mining
Comment on intention of investment
Gold

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
Nordgold acquired control over Taparko mine in August 2008 (previously owned by Incanore Gold Mines and the government).

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Mining at Taparko commenced in 2005, with the first gold poured in late 2007

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2012] 869
[2013] 866
[2014] 822
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The company provides health insurance for employees. Pay ranges between US$ 542 per month.

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Taparko-Bouroum Gold Mine
Comment on investment chain
Also known as Société des Mines de Taparko SA

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-11-13
Comment on data source
Burkina e-mine-- NORDGOLD TAPARKO DEPOSIT (1.56Moz)

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-01-26
Comment on data source
Mining Weekly- Nordgold meets FY targets, on track to start another Burkina Faso mine this year

Data source #4

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

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT IN SUPPORT OF SOMITA FUNDING AGREEMENT

Data source #6

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
CIFEG website

Data source #7

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-11-13
Comment on data source
NORDGOLD TAPARKO DEPOSIT (1.56Moz)

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Sport

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
Previously owned by Incanore Gold Mines and the Government (majority shares).

Former land use

Former land use
Other
Comment on former land use
Mining

Former land cover

Former land cover
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)

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
Comment on in country processing of produce
The Bouroum mine site is located approximately 49km northwest of the main Taparko site where all the mining and milling facilities are located.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
The company recycles water. Clean, fresh water is used only to compensate the evaporated water. Total potable water consumption in 2014 was 2,870th.m3

Overall comment

Overall comment
Taparko was the first gold mine built in Burkina Faso. The Bouroum mine site is a satellite of Taparko.

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