Orezone Resources, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the investigation, acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. It primarily explores gold properties, primarily Essakan, Sega, Bondi, and Golden Hill permits in Burkina Faso, west Africa. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned interests in 15 properties covering a total of 4,000 square kilometers in Burkina Faso, as well as a permit of approximately 2,000 square kilometers in Niger, and 2 permits totaling 256 square kilometers in Mali. The company was incorporated as Garde, Societe dexploration miniere, inc. in 1989 and changed its name to Orezone Resources, Inc. in 1995. Orezone Resources is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.