May 3, 2023
The Reality Of Burkina Faso - with Andrew Dinning
In the episode we chat to Andrew Dinning, founder, MD and CEO of Sarama Resources, a West African gold explorer and developer focused on establishing a new mining district in Burkina Faso with a focus on their Sanutura Project.
Andrew has over 30 years experience in the international mining arena having worked in across West Africa, UK, Russia and Australia and has extensive experience in mine management, operations and capital markets within the gold sector. Andrew gives us an overview of the company and what they have been up to plus describes what the sediment is in Burkina Faso and what its actually like to work there and not listening to all the media outlets putting a negative image of the country (which isn’t true).
* Andrew joined Western Mining's grad programme, and went through several expansions as a result, before moving across to Western Australia and managing several projects.
* Sarama was listed on the TSX, and much of the seed capital came from this. Focussing upon West Africa, projects were mounted in Mali, Liberia and Burkina Faso.
* In May of 2022, over 20,000 metres of drilling were accomplished, leading to a number of new discoveries and harvesting many tonnes of resource.
* Operating in Burkina is challenging in terms of security, but the negatives are outweighed by the productivity that can be achieved in the area.
'Sarama has been a bit of a journey for us'
'We've got a second listing which raised eight million dollars'
'We're still understanding the requirements of meeting both exxchanges'
'They need to understand the granularity of what's going on - where you can operate and where you can't'
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