GETS offers clients experience in working with multiple jurisdictions, and their mining codes, including overseas areas i.e. Mauritania in West Africa and Papua New Guinea.
There are a number of things to be aware of when looking to explore or mine overseas which we would bring to your attention when managing your titles.
- Securing tenure in a foreign country by understanding their mining codes which may be written in another language. Our senior tenement consultant speaks both French and Italian fluently and understands how to interpret these mining codes and better advise clients how to stay in compliance.
- Understanding country requirements
- Potential difficulties in accessing of tenure areas due to on ground conditions or limited infrastructure into the area such as the use of helicopters for accessing of ground in some areas of Papua New Guinea
- In Maritania extreme temperatures lock you out of the field for six months of the year
- Program of works need to be lodged in a timely manner taking into consideration some of these problems
- Understanding currencies and forms of payment accepted by government departments
- Working to office hours in a different time zone, understanding when government mines department are open and when public holidays and religious and cultural festivals impact on work flow.
- Willingness to build a solid relationship with foreign government bodies and help to bring about a greater understanding between them and our clients.
- We have contacts in senior government held positions in Bukina Faso, Mali, Zambia and Sierra Leone who we trust to give us good advice.
- Knowledge of community capacity building which will strengthen links with local communities.
- Facilitate introduction to mining training programs.