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Ariab (Arabic: أرياب) is a region of Sudan, located in the Nubian Desert. It is inhabited by the Beja people, and is home to the country's only commercial gold mine, run by French giant Areva. Gold mining has historically been crucially important for the desert region since Pharonic times.[1][2]

The Canadian company LaMancha Resources (TSX:LMA) operates the Hassai open pit mine, and from May, 2011, plans to expand operations, once additional electrical and water resources are in place.[3]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  3. ^ LaMancha website