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Eramet making moves to recover Tambao manganese
While the Ouagadougou government plans to evict Australian-Romanian businessman Frank Timis from the Burkinabe manganese project Tambao has caught the interest of several Chinese groups, French firm Eramet is also paying close attention to the unfolding events. [...]
Tambao's manganese draws cotevous eyes
Will Tambao's promising manganese deposit finally be mined? Its 20 million tons of reserves with a grading of between 52 and 53% make it potentially a world-class mine. After a false start by InterStar Mining, which worked Tambao for six months in 1993 and an abortive project by the Fompex consortium in 2004, several mining companies are now fighting for exclusive rights over the property. [...]