Birimian-age greenstone belts extend into southern Algeria, but some of the known gold occurrences are apparently associated with intrusive gabbros.
- GMA Resources plc (LSE: GMA.L) owns a 52% controlling interest, through ENOR spa, in the Tirek Gold mine and exploration project which includes Amesmessa mine. Tirek has an estimated 512 000 t (152 000 t open-pit) at 21 g/t Au, the Tiririne-Harane project 481,000 t at a grade of 17.0 g/t Au. GMA Resources said on January 7, 2008, that it had begun leaching operations at its Amesmessa gold mine, and that first commercial production of the yellow metal was on track for the second quarter of 2008. [more]
- Shaolin, a Chinese company, has two mining exploration contracts in Setif province, 350 km east of Algiers, and in the southern province of Tamanrasset, 2000 km from Algiers.