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Simandou, Nimba and Zogota: the long and difficult road to the start of iron ore production
The iron ore deposits in Guinea. © AI

Simandou, Nimba and Zogota: the long and difficult road to the start of iron ore production

Guinea, which has some of the biggest unexploited iron ore deposits in the world in its south eastern corner, is also one of the countries in which they are the most difficult to bring into production, principally because of the absence of infrastructures to evacuate the ore. Société Minière de Boké, which has the rights to the northern part of the Simandou project, still believes in its project, however, and this could serve to encourage its neighbours in the southern part, Rio Tinto and Chinalco. Two other nearby iron ore bodies have also attracted the leading figures of the international mining sector, Nimba and Zogota. All this seems to be attracting new investors to adjoining exploration permits.

The iron ore deposits in Guinea. © AI
GUINEA Mining 22/03/2022

New A-team takes over Mount Nimba iron ore project from disputed Sable Mining 

Nimba Development Co has obtained the mining rights on a Guinean iron ore permit previously held by Sable Mining, which was accused of irregular practices in 2016. Several Guinean mining experts are on the Nimba board and management, among them the former head of the Simandou iron ore project and the former managing director of GAC, who is also the daughter of Guinea's transition prime minister. [...]

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