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…

Shell and IBM launch Oren, a new platform to accelerate the use of technology in mining

Multinationals Shell and IBM will introduce a multi-use platform for the global mining industry called Oren. Fully digital, it will provide companies with new methods of integrating technology into the development and exploitation of mines.

Shell and IBM launch Oren, a new platform to accelerate the use of technology in mining

The multinational IT company IBM and the oil and gas giant Shell have teamed up to launch Oren, a new platform for the mining industry. According to information relayed by several international media, it will offer mining companies digital solutions to improve the safety of employees in mines and the efficiency of operations.

Oren will facilitate the integration of automatic systems in mines, such as autonomous trucks, or remote operations centers. It will allow more efficient control of mine personnel, notably by using artificial intelligence. Software will also be devoted to environmental management in accordance with current requirements, as well as that of detailed reports on greenhouse gas emissions, on energy consumption or on the means enabling the rehabilitation of mining sites.

While the current health crisis has revealed the importance of a connected mine, capable of operating with a reduced human staff, this new tool appears to be a rather interesting solution. It can be used by giants in the sector as well as juniors who do not have the means necessary to individually install this type of infrastructure.

In Africa, Oren could notably be used to ensure the safety of employees, whose lives are very often endangered at present because of the depth of the mines.