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ITP: Akiba Leisman, CEO, Mako Mining

by Lobo Tiggre
Saturday, January 30, 12:00pm, UTC, 2021

Mako Mining has just built its flagship San Albino gold mine in Nicaragua, exiting the pre-production sweet spot (PPSS). Management says it’s one of the highest-grade open pit gold mines in the world, and they're about to pour the first bar. Sounds exciting, but the project is also small, raising the “Go big or go home” objection. Worse, from my point of view, is that the project was built without a full feasibility study, a recipe for disappointment in my experience. I asked Akiba Leisman about these issues, and many more. He gets credit for answering without flinching, and even good humor...




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