of iron ore per year, the Belinga project required a significant investment in infrastructure: the ore is located several hundred kilometers inland in a country covered by rainforest and with no significant infrastructure usable for the project. A 560 km railroad from Belinga to Santa Clara and a sea port

The Belinga iron ore deposit is located 500km east of Gabon's coastal capital of Libreville, and is expected to produce some 30 million tons of iron ore annually. The project is the country's largest investment and one of the largest in the region.

Due to performance, environmental, and financial concerns, the Gabonese government halted the project. The Gabon Equatorial Mining Company was involved with the decision to put the Belinga Iron Ore exploration project on hold and is assisting in the audit of the mine.

May 28, 2014· By Emma Farge LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon has opened initial talks with companies to develop the 1 billion tonne Belinga iron ore deposit and will launch a formal tender process in 2016, the chief executive of the state mining firm told Reuters. Belinga …

Iron. The Mékambo and Belinga iron fields in the northeastern corner of Gabon are ranked among the world's richest. Reserves are estimated as high as 1 billion tons of ore of 60%–65% iron content, and production could reach 20 million tons a year.

In April 2014, SRK ES began managing and executing exploration work for the Belinga Iron Ore Project in north-eastern Gabon. This is in conjunction with the Government of Gabon. The first phase of the work will involve refurbishing an abandoned field camp and expanding its capacity to over 100 through the construction of additional accommodation and supporting infrastructure.

Bélinga iron ore deposit, Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon : Town with as yet unexploited iron ore deposits. These ore deposits extend into neighbouring Cameroon and Congo. Located near the Congo-Brazzaville border. The iron ore deposit was already ...

BHP 'in talks with Gabon' about Belinga iron ore project BHP Billiton is in talks with the government of Gabon about obtaining the rights to the country's biggest iron ore deposit, according to unnamed sources close to the deal quoted in a Bloomberg report. The rights are currently held by China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC). ...

Gabon is ready to review a 2006 deal it signed with a Chinese firm to develop the Belinga iron-ore project in the central African country, a government official said late on Monday. The move came ...

The contract will include the supply and installation of structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation work associated with the construction of new iron-ore facilities, as well ...

A proposed third stage would continue the line from Booué to Belinga in the northeast, where there are iron ore deposits. In 2003, the railway began the process of installing a satellite based telecommunications system. As of 2004, Gabon State Railways totalled 814 km of standard-gauge track. total: 814 km (Gabon State Railways or OCTRA)

Belinga sud iron project - typical itabirite . Directly along strike from the Belinga Iron Ore deposit (860 Mt @ 63% Fe, non JORC) License covers 1,976km ². Archean or Palaeoproterozoic iron formations – itabirites (recrystallised BIF) Five key target areas defined; Indombo (Central, South and North) and Massaha (East and West)

The Belinga Dam is one of two proposed dams that would generate power for the Belinga Iron Ore Project, which is located 500 kilometers east of Libreville, Gabon's coastal capital.The mine project is expected to produce some 30 million tons of iron ore annually.

WWF has investigated the role of Chinese investment in the infrastructure and mining sectors in the Congo basin. In northern Gabon, controversy surrounds the Belinga iron ore mine, planned inside the Ivindo National Park; in 2014 the project was still under negotiation and the Gabon government was still looking for partners.

Environmental Conflicts on Iron ore. Air pollution from Makstil AD, Skopje, Macedonia. Aliaga Industrial Conflicts, Turkey. ArcelorMittals iron ore mining, Liberia. Ban on iron mining in Goa, India. Belinga iron ore mine and Belinga dam, Gabon. Bhushan Power and …

Apr 05, 2012· in early february, rumors were circling that gabon was thinking about handing over the belinga iron ore project to bhp billiton after mines and oil minister alexandre barro chambrier met with bhp's senior management in south africa. now it seems like this transfer may come to fruition, with a number of winners and losers. in 2007,…