The Côte d’Ivoire Gold Projects cover a substantial ground position of 1,345km2 on the convergence of two of West Africa’s most prolific gold belts (refer Figure One and Two), the Tongon Gold Belt and the Syama Gold Belt, which extend into northern Côte d’Ivoire from Burkina Faso and Mali respectively. The Cote d’Ivoire Gold Projects comprise the ‘Bagoe Project’ (total area of 425km2 comprising a granted 271km2 exploration permit, and an application for a further 154km2 in joint venture with local company) and the ‘Liberty Project’ (total area of 559km2 comprising a granted 379km2 exploration permit, and an application for a further 180km2).

The Bagoe and Liberty Project areas are located in a major gold producing region with several nearby large operating gold mines and gold deposits associated with the same geology and structures including:

  • 4.2Moz Tongon Gold Mine (Barrick) located ~40 kilometres to north-east
  • 11.5Moz Syama Gold Mine (Resolute) located ~90 kilometres to the north
  • 1.0Moz Sissingue Gold Mine (Perseus) located ~50 kilometres to the north
  • Fonondara /Boundiali gold discovery (Barrick) located immediately adjacent to the west

Location of Côte d’Ivoire Gold Projects

Côte d’Ivoire Permits & Geology