Essakane Project
Country Burkina Faso 
Close to Ouagadougou
Surface 1,069 km² / 264,150 acres Number of claims 6
Latitude / Longitude 14 N 23 / 00 E 05
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Risk and valuation analysis of the Essakane Project
Status Risk : Mine development
Country Risk : Moderate
Title(s) of the Essakane Project
IAMGOLD Corporation
Interest: 90%
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Location of the Essakane Project
The Essakane Project is located in north-eastern Burkina Faso, West Africa. It straddles the boundary of the Oudalan and Seno provinces in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso and is approximately 330 km northeast of the capital, Ouagadougou. It is situated 42 km east of the nearest large town and the provincial capital of Oudalan, Gorom-Gorom.
History of the Essakane Project
1985 Discovery of Essakane by “orpailleurs” (artisanal miners)
1992 BUMIGEB constructed heap leach plant
1993 CEMOB / BHP Minerals exploration
1996 CIMC secured title
2000 Bankruptcy of CEMOBmore...
Geology of the Essakane Project
The Essakane Project occurs in the Palaeoproterozoic Gorouol Greenstone Belt in northern Burkina Faso. The local stratigraphy can be subdivided into a Birimian succession of lower-greenschist facies flysch metasediments (metargillites, arenites and v more...
Production history
GOLD (oz)122,000
Data last updated on : 12/31/2009
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