MiningOnline launches - a web portal focused on the mineral industry in Mali

Companies now have a dedicated portal for sharing information, news, and exploration results in the mineral mining and exploration industry in the Republic of Mali.
By: Mining Online Network
Nov. 17, 2010 - PRLog -- MiningOnline today launched the latest web portal focused on the mining and extractive industries in the region of West Africa. is a website which brings the latest news from the mining sector together with focused and specialist resources for anyone involved in, or wishing to gain exposure to, the burgeoning mining industry in the republic of Mali.

Delivering constantly updated industry news the website also provides a comprehensive business directory, enabling mining companies to share information and stay in touch with their counterparts in-country. The platform provides an invaluable resource for mining service companies to market their services on a dedicated B2B portal.

Mining and exploration companies will benefit from a drilling result database which aims to keep a record of all drilling results on mineral properties within the country.

"We have seen a tremendous increase in the amount of interest in the Malian mining sector over the past 18 months," reports Andrea Martin, MiningOnline account director . "The extremely hot gold market, and the relatively under-explored gold-rich greenstone belts found in Mali offer an incredible opportunity for explorers and speculators".

MiningOnline works with industry leaders and local governments to ensure that the most up-to-date and accurate information is available for potential participants in the mining sector. will present investment opportunities such as farm-in and asset divestment opportunities to help domestic explorers find international partners. It also offers recruitment services to assist in staffing projects in this French speaking West African country.

Mali is an extremely mineral-rich country in sub-saharan Africa, yet remains one of the poorest in the world - it currently ranks 105th out of 108 on the UN's quality of life index. However, a stable government and a robust fiscal and legal regime mean that efforts have made great strides recently. Bamako, the capital of Mali, is currently the fastest growing city in Africa and the effects of outside investment in the country are beginning to be felt.

"Mineral resources in Mali play a vital part in the country's economy, and it is only through proper understanding of the opportunities that outsiders can play their part" says Mrs Martin, " we work closely with members of the government of Mali to complement their own efforts in providing an investor friendly environment where business can flourish.  This year marked the 50th anniversary of independence from France, and a milestone in the history of Mali.  We expect to see Mali's mining sector continue to lead the way in the economic rebirth of Mali, and play a leading role in the coming years to rival Ghana and South Africa in mineral production".

Mali is currently the third largest gold producer in Africa behind Ghana and South Africa, and with giants such as Randgold and Anglogold Ashanti producing, and others such as Gold Fields exploring, it is not a place to be overlooked. There are potential oil and gas deposits in the Taoudeni basin in the north of the country, as well as potential for industrial production of phosphates, lithium, bauxite and uranium in the south.

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About MiningOnline: MiningOnline ( is part of an international business-to-business media network that provides invaluable resources for the mining industry in West Africa through its web portals, printed directory and event services. MiningOnline works with industry leaders and government officials to provide the latest news and information in order to promote investment in the mining sector of that country. A biannual publication provides a complete reference for anyone wishing to access the mineral mining and extractive industry in the West Africa region. For more information please visit or

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