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June 2010

Alufer Mining Limited was incorporated

January 2011

Exploration commenced

December 2011

PFS for Bel Air completed

October 2012

Updated resource statement published

April 2013

Bel Air Feasibility Study completed

June 2013

SEIA complete – Environmental Certification received from the Ministry of Environment

September 2013

Exploitation permit granted

November 2014

Completed Owners Team Bankable Feasibility Study

December 2014

Government of Guinea declared Bel Air a ‘Project of National Interest’

November 2015

Commencement of final DFS studies

February 2016

Mining Convention signed with the Government of Guinea for the Bel Air project

June 2016

Mining Convention ratified by Parliament

July 2016

Presidential Decree received

December 2016

Alufer raises $205m to fully fund the construction of the Bel Air mine

January 16 2017

Construction commenced

3 February 2017

Bel Air Mine opening ceremony by Guinean President Alpha Conde

June 2018

Surface mining and stockpiling of ore commenced at Bel Air

3 August 2018

First ore on ship achieved