Adzopé’s exclusive research permit (PER) is located near Abidjan in south-eastern Ivory Coast. It covers a total area of 186 km². OMCI completed the acquisition, in 2013, of the Adzopé mining permit from Newmont Mining. This permit is currently being renewed. During the first drilling campaigns, two zones proved to be particularly interesting : * Zone of Kong – 64 drillings – 3,508 meters: gold anomalies *Zone of Adonkoi – 44 drillings – 3,145 meters : 2m@5,4g/t, 12m@1,54g/t, 4m@5,49g/t, 2m@10,8g/t The entire area explored is characterized by highly maintained agricultural fields. We find fields of cocoa, rubber, coffee as well as mandarin trees, manioc and grapefruits which will make it very difficult to develop the site. Mineralization appears subvertical and this type of mineralization can be difficult to target and study by drilling. Despite some interesting anomalous zones, this permit by its context and geology does not demonstrate an interest that would justify an additional exploration campaign.
2015 Auplata acquires OMCI in Ivory Coast and Groupe Atlantique takes a stake in OMCI.
2016 Exclusive negotiations between AUPLATA and Newcrest for a strategic agreement in Ivory Coast.