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Altus Strategies granted gold mining licence for Diba Project

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Altus Strategies Plc has announced that the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water of the Republic of Mali has issued a small scale gold mining licence in respect of the company's 100% owned 83.1 km2 Korali Sud licence, containing the Diba gold project located in western Mali. Diba hosts the Diba Deposit, Diba NW and Diba Far East prospects and is located approximately 5 km west of the company's 100% owned 24 km2 Lakanfla gold exploration licence. The company has commissioned independent consulting firm, Mining Plus UK Ltd of Bristol, UK, to update the mineral resource estimate (MRE) and preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the combined Diba & Lakanfla project.


  • Mining licence granted on the Diba gold project located in western Mali.
  • Current MRE for the Diba Deposit comprises:
    • 4 834 000 t at 1.39 g/t gold (Au) for 217 000 oz in the indicated category.
    • 5 479 000 t at 1.06 g/t Au for 187 000 oz in the inferred category.
  • Mining licence granted for initial four year period, renewable until the deposit is depleted.
  • Mining licence is transferable to third parties with approval from the Ministry.
  • Update of MRE and PEA for combined Diba & Lakanfla project underway by Mining Plus.
  • Diba is strategically located in a world-famous gold belt that hosts numerous opencast mines.

Steven Poulton, Chief Executive of Altus, commented: “We are delighted to have been granted a mining licence at our Diba gold project in western Mali. This endorses our royalty generation strategy of adding value to our project portfolio through de-risking and technical validation before transacting with third party developers. With the expiry of the current exploration licence, the mining licence provides the company with long-term security of tenure for the project. This is especially important as an updated MRE and PEA for the combined Diba and Lakanfla project is underway and is due to be published in the next three months. I look forward to updating shareholders on these studies in due course.”

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