Mali: Altus Strategies Announces Increase In Resources For The Diba Gold Project

Gold resources from the Diba project in Mali have increased, now totaling more than 400,000 ounces in the indicated and inferred categories. This is what Altus Strategies, the asset holder, said on Monday, adding that these figures will soon be improved thanks to new drilling.

In Mali, the mining company Altus Strategies released a new resource estimate for the Diba gold project on Monday. Made by the engineering company Mining Plus as part of the prefeasibility study for the project, this update indicates a 637% increase in resources classified as "inferred".

The latter went from 32,500 ounces of gold to 5.4 million tonnes of resources grading 1.06 g / t of gold, or 187,000 ounces. At the same time, resources classified in the "indicated" category are now 4.8 million tonnes grading 1.39 g / t gold, or 217,000 ounces.

"There is significant exploration potential for new discoveries at Diba, with seven priority prospects still to be systematically tested by drilli…

The seasonal flu weighs on the economy In the United States before the coronavirus

The flu this winter in America, which has already claimed 14,000 lives, is particularly deadly. With a cost of 30 billion dollars, evaluates a study by the Mirabaud bank.

The world has its eye on the Covid-19 coronavirus and its expansion in China and abroad. Yet another epidemic, seasonal flu in the United States, should be watched, points out Mirabaud securities economist John Plassard.
The seasonal flu weighs on the economy In the United States before the coronavirus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the current flu season, which is far from over, is particularly bad this year. She has already sent more than 250,000 Americans to the hospital, with a higher proportion than usual of children and young adults. And it has killed at least 14,000 people.

Its economic devastation is far from negligible. A very high number of Americans, more than 26 million, have been infected. "Many of them are presentee. They prefer to go to the office or to the factory despite the symptoms they have identified for a very simple reason, "said John Plassard. "A large number of people are not covered by health insurance compensating for absences from work," he adds.

As a result, the cost of care and lost income exceeds $ 30 billion a year on average. "We should be at the top of the range this year," said the economist. One sector of activity, that of pharmaceutical laboratories, on the other hand, is enough to rejoice in this epidemic. Nearly 170 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine are expected to be used this year in the United States, the CDC said.