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Sierra Leone is a country rich in natural resources. This relatively small country of only 29, 925 square miles with a population of approx 4.5 million people is mostly underlain by an Achaean terrain that holds enormous exploitation potential. The Story of Mining started in early 20th Century with Diamonds, Gold, Iron Ore, Bauxite and Rutile being mined to varying degrees over the years. Following the civil war from 1991 to 2002 the country is now poised for further exploitation, including the discovery of Oil. How could Sierra Leone continue to be regarded as one of the poorest countries in the World? If she is, who benefi ts from all this wealth that has been taken by others, for so long? More importantly, when are its people going to start deriving the full benefi ts of the natural wealth of this beautiful country? This story is a measured attempt to raise mining awareness, in hope!

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