|Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa. It borders Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana; its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea.|
Ivory Coast has experienced a coup d’état in 1999, and two religion-grounded civil wars. The first took place between 2002 and 2007 and the second during 2010-2011. Ivory Coast's capital is Yamoussoukro. Abidjan is the administrative center. Ivory Coast has a relatively high income per capita (US$1014.4 in 2013) The country is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans and has over 100,000 rubber farmers.
| Ivory Coast is the fastest growing economy in Africa, projected to grow 8.5%.|
It is now looking to vast unexploited gold resources to fuel growth. Gold production has grown to 17000 Kg in 2014, a 31% increase from 2013.
|With annual production of 7 tonnes of gold, the Tongon mine is the largest gold mine in Ivory Coast. Randgold owns 89% of the mine, the State of Côte d’lvoire 10% and 1% is held by a local company.|
Mining at Tongon began in April 2010 and the mine has at least 6 years remaining.
|Amara Mining will invest $400 million over the next two years to build one of Africa’s largest gold mines at its Yaoure property in Ivory Coast with production due to start in 2017. |
Resources have been evaluated at 6.3 million ounces with the company expecting to produce 325,000 ounces per year. The mine has a projected lifespan of 12 years.
|Endeavour Mining Corp - EDV.t operates two mines in Ivory Coast. The 85% owned Agbaou Mine achieved commercial production in early 2014 and is expected to produce 190k ozs. |
The Ity Gold Mine has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold in its 20+ years of operations and is expected to produce around 75k ozs.