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TMG-CI, the subsidiary of Tigui Mining Group in Côte d'Ivoire, aims at providing a more formal legal framework for artisanal miners and creating a network of entrepreneurs. TMG-CI mobilizes resources and implements mining and agricultural projects to support the development of sustainable livelihoods in the communities. In these rural areas, TMG-CI ensures the implementation of operational activities and seeks to revitalize the interest of donors.
 
To contribute to poverty reduction, TMG-CI focuses on:
• federating artisanal miners,
• providing solid compensatory remuneration for all,
• creating structures of information and protection for women,
• integrating environmental considerations to mining,
• encouraging the rehabilitation of the sites.


Since 2015, TMG-CI, has started several exploration projects in regions with a high mineral potential, in partnership with a local cooperative. The first phase of the project is to analysis soils samplings (wells campaign on gold panning site in river beds and sampling of termite mounts), to delimitate viable areas for semi-industrial exploitation of gold and to process for license acquisition. TMG-CI has conducted several geological reconnaissance trips (research) in the following areas:

-  Odienné

• Located in northwestern Côte d’Ivoire, at 867 km from Abidjan
• Limited presence of gold. TMG-CI has extended the research

-  Logoualé

• Town in western Côte d’Ivoire, and a commune of Man department in Tonkpi region
• The soil is made of laterite, pisolite, and sand coming from the alteration of granitic formations. This set covers 

   migmatite granites which show on surface via the formation of some granite domes in the region.
• TMG-CI has found significant presence of gold and has extended the research to find the primary source of

   mineralization

-  Sakassou

• Town located in Gbêkê region, in central Côte d’Ivoire, at 43km from Bouaké, in Baoulé region

• Traditional capital of the Baoulé Kingdom. Abla Pokou was an African queen born in the early eighteenth century. 

   She led the Baoulé people from Ghana   
   to Côte d’Ivoire. Queen Pokou is considered as the mother and founder of the Baoulé tribe.

• The area contains large alluvial deposits (placers), coming from the weathering of rock formations rich in gold.

   High mineralization index. Gold panning has become one of the main activities of the region.