P.M.I Gold takes over Obotan Mine
Manso-Nkwanta, (Ash), Feb. 25, Ghanadot/GNA – P.M.I Gold, a
Canadian gold mining company, which took over from the
Resolute Amansie Limited at Manso-Nkran in the Amansie West
District of Ashanti, says drilling to moderate depths on
their newly acquired Obotan Mine indicated a strong presence
of high-grade underground ore.
Douglas R. Macquaine, Leader of the Company’s four-member
delegation, said when it called on the Paramount Chief of
Manso-Nkwanta Traditional Area, Nana Bi-Kusi Appiah II to
brief the Traditional Council on the mining activities to be
undertaken in the area.
He said in January this year, P.M.I Gold commissioned R.S.C
Global Consulting Limited of Perth, Australia, to undertake
a preliminary concept study to review the Obotan database.
The review he said included previous resource models and
determined the economic and technical potential for
underground mining operation and it confirmed sufficient
Mr Macquaine said the Consultants would also look at the
possibility of gold recovery from the estimated 24 million
tonnes of rocks dump at the Manso-Nkran pit.
Nana Appiah thanked the Company for taking over from
Resolute Amansie Limited and appealed to them to provide the
needed assistance to the communities in which they would
operate and also to consider the youth in the District for
employment at the mines.
Nana Appiah pledged to support the Company in the discharge
of its duties.