Stellar Diamonds to operate Tonguma mine in Sierra Leone

2017-2-23 · The deal would have created Sierra Leone''s second largest diamond mine, with a combined annual production of 250,000 carats. However, Stellar opted out of the proposed acquisition and, instead ...

Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone

2002-12-6 · As a result illicit diamond mining within Sierra Leone flourished. By 1991, Sierra Leone had a corrupt government and openly illicit diamond trading and was a vulnerable and attractive site for armed rebellion. On March 23, a civil war began when the Revolutionary United Front, a group of 100 fighters from Sierra Leone and Liberia, invaded east ...

Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone Today

Diamond Mining Today in Sierra Leone. There are certain places in the world where the diamond trade was heavily tainted by a very evil force. Terrorist groups in these areas waged a gruesome war over the diamond-rich land. Under …

In The Rough: Sierra Leone''s Diamond Industry

Two years after the war in Sierra Leone ended, I visited the country to see if the diamond mining industry resembled my Disney influenced preconceptions, or the bloody, wartime media reports. Kenema, the capital of Sierra Leone''s northwest diamond mining region, is a modern version of an American frontier town during the gold rush.

Mining in Sierra Leone

Organised mining began in the 1920s with bauxite first being recorded in 1920 along the Falaba to Waia road. Diamonds were found in the early 1930s, from 1934 to 1956 the Sierra Leone Selection Trust (SLST) held the monopoly for mining, prospecting for and marketing diamonds throughout Sierra Leone. The Consolidated African Selection Trust Ltd ...

A Comparative Case Study of Diamond Mining in …

2020-4-30 · "Sierra Leone Diamond Mine Strike Ends After 2 Killed in Violence; Company Increases Bonuses." Fox News. Last modified March 26, 2015. Bah, Mamadou Diouma. "Mining for peace: diamonds, bauxite, iron ore and political stability in Guinea." Review of African Political Economy 41, no. 142 (2014): 500-515.

Visiting the Blood Diamond Mines of Sierra Leone

 · Today, there are no ''blood diamonds'' in Sierra Leone. If you''re interested. That lovely diamond you buy may have been mined by men who work 8–9-10+ hours-per-day, every day (or 6 days a week) for a meager reward of $2.30 a day. Village near the mines, still war-ravaged. Another cruel global reality … but this pitiful sum can keep many ...

Sierra Leone Diamond Mine Set for IPO

2012-1-23 · The Koidu diamond mine in Sierra Leone The Koidu diamond mine in Sierra Leone will be set for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to published reports. The Beny ...

Sierra Leone lawsuit against diamond mine runs up …

2022-2-17 · MAKENI, Sierra Leone — Residents of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone, are pursuing a class-action lawsuit against the operators of a diamond mine they say has dumped toxic mine waste, damaged ...

British mining companies'' exploitation in Sierra Leone

2014-11-7 · Economic exploitation. A major concern about the practices of foreign mining companies is their failure to pay adequate levels of tax. Christian Aid estimates that Sierra Leone will lose US$131m from 2014-16 alone due to corporate income tax incentives granted to five mining companies – an average of $44m a year.

The Real Story of Canada''s Diamond Ice Road ...

2021-6-25 · The ice road that inspired the movie is located in Canada''s Northwest Territories (NWT), a sprawling Arctic region which encompasses 40% of Canada''s landmass. Diamonds were discovered there in the late 1990s, and since then, Canada has become the world''s third largest producer of diamonds. The road itself is 400km long (about 250 miles ...

Mining companies in Sierra Leone

2022-7-18 · Gold Coast Mining Company (Sierra-leone) Ltd Info Email Phone 3rd Floor Reliance Building 24 Siaka Stevens Street Freetown... Alloy Agricultural Greenhouses Balers Other Non-Metallic Minerals & Products Farm Machinery. Resources Access Ltd Info Email Web Phone Freetown 20 Spur Road Western Area Freetown . Agricultural Greenhouses Agricultural ...

Sierra Leone and Conflict Diamonds: Establishing a Legal …

2015-9-8 · African tribes. Country: Sierra Leone, Sept. 3,2000, available at LEXIS, Kaleidoscope File. One of the primary economic activities in Sierra Leone is mining of its large diamond deposits that are a major source of hard currency. Countries that predominantly import goods from Sierra Leone include Belgium, the United States, and India.

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Newfield and the TongoDiamond Mine Development. Newfield Resources (ASX: NWF) is a resource company with a diamond mine under construction in Sierra Leone and highly prospective exploration licences in Liberia. The Company''s flagship asset is the highly endowed Tongo Diamond Mine located in eastern Sierra Leone.

Diamond Mines In Africa: All you need to know

2021-4-28 · In 1905, Callunan, the world''s largest diamond at 3016.75 carats, was discovered in South Africa. The huge, magnificent diamond was cut into nine pieces and used in the British crown jewels. One of the nine pieces adorns her crown and the others, her scepter. Diamond mining has gone on for over 150 years.

The Curse of Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone

2022-7-12 · Kono (also refered to as Koidu) is located in the eastern part of Sierra Leone, and it is the diamond center of the country. A person might assume that such an area may be more developed than other towns, but reality is an ironic …

Bright Yellow Diamonds from Sierra Leone

2022-7-20 · These two bright yellow diamonds (1.03 and 1.02 ct) are from alluvial deposits in the Zimmi mining area in southern Sierra Leone. In the rectangular stone, several black graphitized feather inclusions are visible. Photo by Robert …

The Ice Road Ending, Explained: How Does Mike Save the …

2021-6-25 · The Ice Road Plot Synopsis. In the Katka Diamond Mines in Northern Manitoba, two explosions occur due to a methene built-up, killing 8 and trapping 26 miners inside Mine 6. Among them are Rene Lampard (Holt McCallany) and Cody (Martin Sensmeier). The General Manager at Katka, Sickle (Matt McCoy), and VP of Operations, Tager (Bradley Sawatzky ...

Sierra Leone''s diamond industry must be reformed

2019-5-3 · After farming, artisanal mining is the second largest employer of labour in the country, providing a livelihood for up to 500,000 illiterate or poorly-educated day labourers. A diamond prospector filters earth from a river on April 28, 2012 in Koidu, capital of the diamond-rich Kono district, eastern Sierra Leone, some 250 km east from Freetown .

Company – Koidu Limited

After the end of the civil war in the Republic of Sierra Leone in 2002 and once the country had joined as a participant of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme in 2003, Koidu Limited was formed in 2003 and was the first commercial diamond mining company to invest in the development of the resource sector in the Republic of Sierra Leone ...

Catoca Diamond Mine

2014-1-15 · It has an expected mining life of 30 years. The open-pit mine is owned and operated by Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, a joint venture of the state-run mining company Endiama (32.8%), Russia-based diamond producer Alrosa (32.8%), China Sonagol (18%), and Odebrecht Mining (16.4%). The diamond mine produced 6.7million carats (Mct) of rough diamonds ...

The Growth Impacts of Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone

2012-8-15 · The Growth Impacts of Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone. As other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a "mining boom" that is will likely impact the country''s growth prospects in the near future, as major investments are made into the exploitation of recently found mineral fields (bauxite, iron ore ...

Natural Resources and Conflict: Diamonds in Sierra …

2021-6-22 · the clientalist state. These include both that licenses to mine diamonds are too frequently handed 3 Post-co nfl ic t, t hs sect or of e diamond i dustry i l kely expa, b from new i erests l g t becom involved in Sierra Leonean diamond mining and because the government of Sierra Leone mortgaged the diamond

Sierra Leone

2021-9-14 · Overview. Sierra Leone is well known for its vast endowment in minerals which include diamonds, rutile, bauxite, gold, iron ore, limonite, platinum, chromite, coltan, tantalite, columbite, and zircon, as well as promising petroleum potential. In the 1990s, the 11-year civil war funded with revenue from the minerals sector engulfed the country ...

Mining in Sierra Leone

2020-12-11 · Alluvial diamond mining by Sierra Leone Selection Trust (SLST) commenced in the Kono area in 1932 and in the Tongo area in 1956. Peak annual output of these two fields of over 1Mct was achieved in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Artisinal mining (legal and illegal) also accounted for a significant output in these areas.

Blood diamonds and land corruption in Sierra Leone

2019-8-2 · Koidu Limited was registered in the British Islands by Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal. It is owned by holding company OCTÉA Limited, which is chaired by Jan Joubert. In 2016, Sierra Leone''s high court ruled that, despite being the largest diamond mining company in the country, OCTÉA is not …

Diamonds company list in Sierra Leone

Diamonds company list, 39, in Sierra Leone, include Freetown,Western Area,Sierra Leone,Kenema,Bo,Kono . Home; AddCompany; Sign In; ... WE ARE THE LEADING DIAMOND AND GOLD MINING COMPANY HERE IN GUINEA AND SIERRA LEONE,WE HAVE DIAMONDS AND GOLD FOR SALE INTERSTED BUYERS CAN CONTACT US FOR …

The Shocking Environmental Impact Of Diamond Mining

2022-5-7 · So while there is less associated environmental harm, there are still serious short- and long-term risks with the four diamond mining processes: 1. Open Pit Mining. Layers of earth and rock are first removed and the ore beneath is blasted to allow for removal. The rough material is loaded onto trucks and transported to an industrial crusher.

Diamonds are Forever: Blood Diamonds and the Civil …

2005-8-10 · Sierra Leone is characterized for having a significant number of what are considered "top-quality" rough diamonds. Currently Sierra Leone produces diamonds as part of the 9 billion dollar diamond international rough diamond industry, which in turn leads to 90 billion dollars in finished diamonds, 80 percent of which are sold to consumers in ...

Artisanal Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone: …

2014-12-7 · More than a decade after a violent, diamond-fueled civil war, Sierra Leone ranks 183 out of 187 countries on the 2014 UNDP Human Development Index; and UNEP warns that their lack of appropriate natural resource-linked …

Tongo Diamond Project

Based on the Reserves-only model from the FEED Study, the Tongo Mine Development is expected to deliver a diamond mining operation with: 1 Mcts initial Ore Reserve. Initial 8-year life with peak annual diamond production of 260,000 carats forecast in Year 5. US$222/ct average realised price and operating costs of U$115 per carat (real basis)