IAMGOLD Corporation

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IAMGOLD Corporation
Founded 1990
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Key People Steve Letwin President and Chief Executive Officer
Products Mineral mining and exploration
Website www.iamgold.com
Releases Company News

IAMGOLD Corporation is based in Toronto, Canada, and together with its subsidiaries engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resource properties worldwide. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, zinc, copper, niobium, diamonds, and other precious metals. It holds interests in seven operating gold mines, a niobium producer, a diamond royalty, and exploration and development projects located in Africa and the Americas.

The company primarily explores and develops Essakane project in Burkina Faso, the Westwood project in Canada, and the Quimsacocha project in Ecuador.[1]

IAMGOLD Corporation is a member of the World Gold Council.[2]


IAMGOLD Corporation was formerly known as IAMGOLD International African Mining Gold Corporation and changed its name to IAMGOLD Corporation in June 1997. IAMGOLD Corporation was founded in 1990.

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IAMGOLD’s interests include seven operating gold mines and a niobium producer, a diamond royalty, and exploration and development projects located throughout Africa and the Americas. The company’s advanced exploration and development projects include the Essakane Project in Burkina Faso, the Westwood Project in Canada and the Quimsacocha Project in Ecuador. The company mined and processed reserves at the Sleeping Giant Mine until the end of its reserve life.[3]

On December 29, 2009, the company purchased an additional 3% interest increasing the Sadiola joint venture ownership interest to 41%. On February 25, 2009, the company acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Orezone Resources Inc. In June 2009, the company acquired 17% interest in Oromin Explorations Ltd.

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  1. IAMGOLD Corp Business Summary. Yahoo Finance.
  2. World Gold Council Members List. World Gold Council.
  3. Iamgold Corp Company Description. Reuters.