Mineral resources

  • The natural resources industry is playing an important role in the economic development of many Countries and will continue to do so well into the future.
  • There are several aspects of the mineral resources sector which make it a dynamic and exciting industry to be a part of:
    • as long as there is a need for materials, there is a need for mining;
    • the industry is becoming increasingly global;
    • the mining development is extremely capital intensive.
  • Medea Development is a management consultant and developer specializing in the international mineral markets and in particular through the company Community Resources in specific African Countries.
  • As a consultant Medea Development offers a broad range of expertise providing an integrated approach to market research and mineral economics.
  • Our consulting activities include identification and analysis of mining project or business opportunities in African Countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Sierra Leone, Gabon, DRC, CAR, Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria.
  • The main services provided are as follows:
    • Regulatory and political assessment
      • prevailing existing conditions framing the mining projects from the political and competitive points of view;
      • assessment of the availability of the Local Authorities to pursue the projects and identification of the formal steps to be implemented;
      • assessment of actual extent of assets availability (% of participation);
      • assessment of prevailing Law and Regulation affecting the projects;
      • assessment of any other possible constrains/opportunities.
    • Feasibility study
      • assessment of the chain value and costs including availability of land, commodities etc.;
      • basic structure and main technical/economic characteristics;
      • definition of the contractual/commercial terms;
      • assessment of any Concessionary legal terms and conditions costs;
      • drafting of the complete Business Plan.
    • Negotiation support
  • Minerals include:
    • Iron ore ;
    • Coal;
    • Base Metals (Lithium minerals, Manganese, Copper,..);
    • Precious Metals (Gold, Platinum,..);
    • Diamonds.
  • To date, Medea Development has undertaken the development of a significant number of projects in countries like South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Kirgizstan, Nigeria.