Jeffrey D. King, P.G., President and Senior Project Manager of I2M, returned from a 40-day fact-finding tour of Africa. His stops included Monrovia, Liberia; Lusaka, Zambia, Harare, Zimbabwe and Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. He found Monrovia to be a thriving city, especially after the recent elections. The in-county individuals he met were especially gracious and accommodating. Mining investments and operations are expanding rapidly in Liberia and opportunity is apparent. He found Zambia, and Zimbabwe to be extremely impressive with joyful, hard working and industrious people who if trained properly would be excellent workers. Even with the discussions of nationalization and other proposed policy changes by the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa the country continues to bustle with new and old mining activities and opportunities. In summary he reports that given positive local relationships, the countries visited still offer very viable mining opportunities.