JMP 2013 - Journées Minières et Pétrolières du Mali
|Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2013||End Date/Time: Nov 14, 2013|
JMP is already an established event in the worldwide mining and petroleum business calendar, it has been organised on a biannual basis since 2005, and the 2013 edition of the event will be the 5th occurrence of the event. JMP 2011, featured over 700 delegates, 70 exhibiting companies and over 50 presentations were delivered. The event was held under the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of Mali and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
The first three days of JMP 2013, will consist of conference sessions, workshops, a project finance room and a trade exhibition. On the fourth day of JMP 2013, we have arranged technical visits for the participants to visit some of Mali’s major mining operations.
Despite a backdrop of vacillating and turbulent political situation, Mali’s mining industry is going from strength to strength:
- Gold mining has been largely unaffected by recent turmoil, with 98 per cent of operations located in the South of the country. Gold production grew to 50 metric tons in 2012, up from 46 tons the previous year.
- A plan to support smaller companies to go into production will push output to 100 tons within next half decade.
- Mali is diversifying its mining industry to include bauxite, uranium and iron ore potentialities. A railway line into Guinea, will facilitate shipment of the aforementioned is in the process of being finalised.
- An agreement has been signed to create Mali’s first gold refinery ( 58$USD Million finance). The Kankou Moussa Project will potentially treat 106 metric tons of gold per annum.
- A new modern mining code was introduced in September 2012.
The main theme of this year JMP 2013 is Mali’s mining & petroleum industry, business as usual!
Mali is well known as one of Africa’s foremost gold producers (currently ranked 3rd in Africa )
Mali has 9 gold producing mines including: Yatela, Segala, Somilo, Somika, Morila, Somisy, Gounkoto, Semos and Kodieran. Kangaba is currently in the development and will soon add to this list.
Gold mines in the final stage of exploration include: Kantela, Kofi-Nord, Foulalaba, Tiekoumala, Garalo, Diangounte, Kenieba, Medinandi, Diabani, Koflatie, Kalaka, Komana,Finkolo, Mininko, Siribaya
Uranium: 3 zones of potential are under exploration in Adrar des Iforas, Zone de Gao and Zone de Falea ( 5000 tonnes)
Bauxite: Reserves are to be found in Sitadina in Western Mali ( exploration programmed for 2015), other indices of bauxite are know in Southern Mali, where research was recently conducted.
Iron Ore: is located in the Faleme Basin ( 2 billion tonnes), Tienfala deposit ( 30 km from Bamako)
Phosphate: is located at Tilemsi, production is taking place in Bourem ( for fertiliser production), and Tamaguilelt tin Hina ( super phosphate and phosphoric acid)
Manganese: located in Gourma, the reserves are estimated are more 20 million tonnes, exploration work is already ongoing.
Lithium: Principal zones are located in Kayes, Faleme, and Bougouni. Estimated reserves are more than 4 million tonnes
Diamonds: in 1980 a diamond of 320 carats was discovered in Kenieba. Diamond indices are found in the North of the Country.