Although Mali is a landlocked country with poor infrastructure, the government’s reformed mineral code has attracted numerous foreign investors. Following the opening of several new gold mines, Mali is now Africa’s third largest gold producer. Gold production forms the cornerstone of the Mali mining sector, representing 95% of the country’s mineral production. Other commodities have not been developed due to poor access and little local demand. Diamonds are recovered from artisanal gold miners in the Kéniéba area. Several kimberlite pipes have been located, some diamondiferous, but no commercial production has occurred to date.
PREMIMA as usual works with artisanal and small scale miners.
Targeted Gold Quantity: 25 kg per month