Perseus transformation underway

ANNUAL production of 70,000 ounces of gold from a mine in outback Western Australia, let alone West Africa, does not exactly get the blood racing, writes Barry FitzGerald.

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Perseus' Sissingue mine

So when Perseus Mining declared April 1 as the first day of commercial production at its new Sissingué gold mine in Côte d'Ivoire, it could have quickly passed as a ho-hum event.