Kinross Gold to Invest Heavily at Mauritania Mine and School

Kinross Gold Corporation announced that it would commit $10 million over the next three years to develop a mining school in Mauritania. Tye Burt the president and chief executive officer of the company said that the mining school and training centre would be useful to the mining community.

Toronto based Kinross Gold has acquired the Tasiast Mine in Mauritania and hopes to invest $1.5 billion over the next three years to boost production of gold to 1 million ounces annually. This is a steep rise from the 200,000 ounces currently being produced.

Tye Burt confirmed this information which the Miens and Industry Minister Mohamed Abdellahi Ould Oudaa had provided earlier this month after a meeting with the Prime Minsiter Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf. The two campuses of the Mauritania Mining School would be in Nouakchott and Akjoujt.

They will focus on training technicians and engineers for careers in the mining industry. The three year program of training based in Akjoujt will focus on mineral technology while the five year engineering program will be based in Nouakchott. The mining school is expected to have 340 students at full capacity producing 50 engineers and 30 technicians each year.

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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