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Mining in Sierra Leone - Wikipedia

The mining industry of Sierra Leone accounted for 4.5 percent of the country's GDP in 2007 and minerals made up 79 percent of total export revenue with diamonds accounting for 46 percent of export revenue in 2008. The main minerals mined in Sierra Leone are diamonds, rutile, bauxite, gold, iron and limonite. Mining in Sierra Leone has been seen as one of the key factors for instability in the country and one of the reasons for the country's recent civil war. Traditionally, benefits from diamond

Mines minister calls on mining companies ... - Sierra Leone News

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources - Timothy Kabba and his team, last week conducted a two-day familiarisation tour of three mining companies in the southern and eastern districts of the country, to discuss mining operations.

China’s Kingho Mining takes over ... - Sierra Leone News

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: The government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources last Thursday handed over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations to Chinese owned - Kingho Mining Company Limited.

Global Enterprises subsidiary begins sand mining in Sierra Leone

Global Enterprises’ subsidiary JP Anderson is to begin sand mining operations in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is experiencing tremendous growth in its infrastructure development. The company has recently been approached to assist in this development with sand mining to supply a necessary ingredient for the manufacturing of concrete.

SL Mining to halt operations at Marampa iron ore mine in ...

Sep 20, 2019 · SL Mining, a subsidiary of US commodity trader Gerald Group, is reportedly planning to halt operations as early as next week to help it offset the impact of Sierra Leone’s ban on exports from ...

No more business as usual – Sierra Leone government warns ...

We quote “SL MINING shall have the right to export all iron ore and associated minerals or mineral concentrates raised or obtained in the course of mining operations to any country other than countries to which the laws of The Republic of Sierra Leone prohibit such exports”.

Sierra Leone’s mining sector poised to create 16,000 Jobs ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources - Foday Rado Yokie, told reporters last week that reviewing the government’s agreements with mining companies and the Mines and Minerals Act of 2009, is aimed at ensuring that the people of Sierra Leone benefit from the country’s mineral resources.

Sierra Leone police arrest five expatriate staff of SL Mining ...

Police in Sierra Leone have arrested five expatriate staff of a subsidiary of commodities trader Gerald Group on suspicion of inciting unrest, the company and local authorities said on Sunday.

Major disagreement between Sierra Leone Govt & SL Mining ...

Aug 13, 2018 · We quote “SL MINING shall have the right to export all iron ore and associated minerals or mineral concentrates raised or obtained in the course of mining operations to any country other than countries to which the laws of The Republic of Sierra Leone prohibit such exports”.

Artisanal mining policy for sierra leone

The discovery of diamonds in the Kono district in the 1930s announced Sierra Leone as a mineral rich country but artisanal gold mining commenced much earlier. The Artisanal Mining Policy for Sierra Leone has been prepared as part of a series of reforms introduced by the Government to ensure that Sierra Leone maximizes gains

Slmining – Gerald Group – Sierra Leone

The project aims to build a resilient and long-life iron ore mine in Sierra Leone and to expand its operations by integrating mining, processing, and rail and port logistics. The processing plant which has now been operational since 2017 and divided into Phase 1 & 2, aims to spend approximately US $300 million during its two phases.

About Us – Slmining - Sierra Leone

SL Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerald Group is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of high- grade iron ore concentrate, branded ‘Marampa Blue’ at Marampa in the Port Loko District, Northern Province, Sierra Leone. SL Mining aims to build a resilient and long-life iron ore mine in Sierra Leone and to ...

Mining-induced displacement and resettlement: The case of ...

May 01, 2019 · In the case of Sierra Leone, the displacement of affected mining communities has been ongoing since the 1950s. However, a new wave of spatial expansion of corporate mining activities in the post-war era (2002 onwards) has led to the widespread displacement and resettlement of affected communities ( Wilson, 2013 , 2015 ).

Sierra Leone iron ore crisis creates debt-racked ghost town ...

In the months since Sierra Leone's largest iron ore mine laid off almost all its workers due to a legal dispute with the government, the once bustling town of Lunsar has become a shadow of its ...

Sierra Leone mine dispute raises fears of resource ...

Sierra Leone’s abrupt cancellation of an iron ore mining licence this week has raised concerns about a resurgence of resource nationalism across the continent.

The Curse of Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone | Kiva

During my second week in Sierra Leone as a Kiva Fellow, I visited Kono district where this company - among others - bases its operations, and if this trip has taught me anything, it is that there is little evidence that diamond mining has brought any positive changes to the local community, or even has the best intentions of doing so in the future.

African Minerals, London Mining and the fall of Sierra Leone ...

African Minerals, London Mining and the fall of Sierra Leone’s iron ore sector What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago Sierra Leone was the world’s sixth-largest iron ore exporter to China ,with its nascent iron ore industry and related services accounting for around 30% of the country’s GDP.

How the wealth from Sierra Leone's diamonds fails to enrich ...

May 23, 2018 · Artisanal mining will likely remain a dominant industry in Sierra Leone for many years to come. But it is an industry which has always been characterised by exploitation and poverty.

Sierra Leone: Government Intervention To Bring Iron Ore ...

Sep 22, 2020 · SL Mining, a subsidiary of Gerald Group, halted mining operations in September 2019 following a legal dispute with the government of Sierra Leone over a mineral export ban imposed on Marampa’s output in July 2019. Marampa had almost exclusively accounted for Sierra Leone's iron ore production in 2019, due to the suspension of mining ...

Sierra Leone - Resources and power | Britannica

The Sierra Leone Ore and Metal Company (Sieromco) began open-cast bauxite mining at Mokanji Hills in 1964; the ore was shipped to Europe for reduction and refining into aluminum. Due to the dangers of operating in the midst of the civil war and to damage sustained during the early years of the conflict, the company ceased operations at the mine ...

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