Strong quarter for Shanta Gold

East Africa-focused miner Shanta Gold yesterday unveiled a strong fourth quarter, with gold production up 3.6 per cent. The Aim-listed company said that full-year production in 2013 marginally beat guidance at 64,054 ounces, compared to 63,000 ounces. “We are confident in our ability to achieve full-year 2014 production guidance of 80,000 ounces,” said chief executive Mike Houston in the statement.