The Challenges Above Ground – An Interview with Danny Callow – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Danny Callow, CEO of…


In this episode we chat to Danny Callow, CEO of African Gold Group who are a Canadian exploration and development company with its focus on developing a gold platform in West Africa. Danny is a mining engineer by background and has worked across Africa for many years in many jurisdictions, so has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

We discuss African Gold Group and what Mali is like as a mining jurisdiction, although overcoming and challenging the political and economic instability, corruption and the list goes on, and what many believe.


  • Mining is an industry in which knowledge and experience become essential components in rising through the ranks. We must put in the hard yards before we can tell others what to do.
  • Mining as a pursuit has not really changed in its central concept, since its inception. Technology and advancements make it less hazardous, but we are still taking things from the ground.
  • Working successfully is about working hard, but it is also about having fun wherever possible. Mining allows us to do this.
  • The road network into Mali is a little rough. This makes logistics something of a challenge, including river crossings. But the infrastructure is getting better, which should make for more expedient work there.


‘Mining is one of the games where you have to learn the business from the ground up’

‘This is an amazing industry’

‘This is a tough industry that breeds tough people’

‘The people of Mali value foreign investment and developing new mines in new regions’


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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.


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