2 edition of Geology and mineral resources of part of the Gola Forests, south-eastern Sierra Leone found in the catalog.
Geology and mineral resources of part of the Gola Forests, south-eastern Sierra Leone
N. W. Wilson
|Statement||by N. W. Wilson.|
|LC Classifications||QE327 .S5A25 no. 4|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||102|
|LC Control Number||74650276|
Sierra Leone has substantial mineral reserves, but still depends much on slash-and-burn cultivation for agriculture. Logging, clearing for cattle grazing, fuelwood collection, and mining have produced a dramatic drop in forest cover in Sierra Leone since the s. Sierra Leone Natural Resources: Sierra Leone has important mineral resources, which include diamonds, iron ore, titanium ore, bauxite, chromite and gold. Sierra Leone Natural Hazards: In Sierra Leone the dry, sand-laden harmattan winds blow in from the Sahara during December through February.
to attract investment, as demonstrated by the large attendance of theSierra Leone Investors Forumin Freetown in March, ; it is rich in mineral resources and has beautiful, unique tourism attraction. It also has a wealthy Diaspora willing to invest in the country. Government reforms to ease the difficulties of investing in Sierra Leone areFile Size: KB. forest block resulted in significant levels of endemism, including around 15 forest birds. Gola Forest is the largest area of lowland forest (c. km2) left in Sierra Leone. Highlighted early on by ICBP (Collar & Stuart ) and subsequently listed as an Important Bird Area (Fishpool & Evans ) the forest holds a high proportion of.
sierra leone country report 3 table of contents chapter 1 introduction to sierra leone and its agricultural sector 5 basic information 5 profile of the agricultural sector 11 seed supply system 12 trends in plant production and forestry 12 chapter 2 indigenous plant genetic resources 13 introduction 13 forest genetic File Size: KB. Sierra Leone is divided into four main regions. In the east and the north, the Koinadugu and Kono Plateaus (KKP) ecoregion is an extension of the Guinea Highlands with several isolated mountains including the Tingi Hills, and the Loma Mountains where Mount Bintumani reaches 1, m.
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These are mineralized with gold, chromite, tin, copper, nickel, antimony, arsenic, and iron ores and are intruded by molybdenum-bearing granites. Lateritic weathering and alluviation has led to economic concentrations of diamonds, bauxite, and lateritic iron ores and to heavy mineral concentrates, particularly by: Add tags for "Geology and mineral resources of part of the Gola Forests, south-eastern Sierra Leone,".
Be the first. The Geology, Mineral Resources of Sierra Leone and how the Resources can be used to develop the nation Abu Bakarr JALLOH 1, Kyuro SASAKI, Mustapha Olajiday THOMAS 2 and Yaguba JALLOH 3. The Geology, Mineral Resources of Sierra Leone and how the Resources can be Used to Develop the Nation.
Sierra Leone forms part of the West African Craton whose counterpart is the Guyana shield. Two main structural divisions are recognized; (a) the Liberian granite-greenstone terrain and (b) the pene-contemporaneous Kasila group mobile belt.
Gola forest covers parts of the Gaura, Tunkia, Nomo, and Koya Chiefdoms in the Kenema District; Barri and Makpele Chiefdoms in the Pujehun District; and Malema Chiefdom in the Kailahun District.
The forest forms part of Sierra Leone’s border with the Republic of Liberia. The geology of part of an orogenic belt in western Sierra Leone, West Africa The stratigraphy of a geosynclinal succession in Western Sierra Leone, West Africa.
- Geol. Mag., 62–73, Geology and mineral resources of part of the Gola Forest, south-eastern Sierra Leone. - Geol. Surv. of Sierra Leone, Cited by: The Gola Rainforest is the largest remnants of Upper Guinean Tropical Rainforest left in Sierra Leone.
It covers an area of nearly square kilometres where more than bird species have been recorded, 14 of which face global risk of extinction, including the endangered rufous fishing-owl, Scotopella ussheri, and the Gola malimbe, Malimbus ballmanni.
Description. The Gola Forest is the largest remaining area of Upper Guinea tropical forest in Sierra Leone. It shows a high variety of different forest habitats in different stages (pristine to disturbed, and various succession stages) and is home to many species, many of them being endemic to the Upper Guinean forests, and even to smaller areas in the region.
DISCUSSION Sierra Leone and the West African Archaean Craton The Sula Group is part of a set of supracrustal bodies which form green- stone belts throughout eastern and central Sierra Leone, Guinea, most of western and central Liberia, and the extreme western parts of Ivory Coast.
Rollinson () defined this area as the West African Archaean Craton, part of the more extensive Cited by: Gola Rainforest National Park.
Sierra Leone’s Green Diamond. The vision of Gola Rainforest National Park is to act as a catalyst for peace, prosperity and national pride in Sierra Leone, ensuring that its globally important habitats, biodiversity, environmental services and wider landscape are conserved and that neighbouring communities are active environmental stewards of the natural.
Gola map: The Gola forest is 75, hectares and is close to the Liberian border. It is part of the Upper Guinea forest - less than 30% remains because of widespread forest. Discordant Rb-Sr and Pb-Pb whole rock isochron ages for the Archaean basement of Sierra Leone. Precambrian Res., Field mapping and structural studies in northern Sierra Leone by an I.G.S.
team have established a stratigraphic sequence in this part Cited by: Gola Forest Buildings, Article 25 Africa Project, Photos, News, Sierra Leone Design, Property. Gola Forest Development: Article 25 Africa. Conservation Development in eastern Sierra Leone. 26 Apr Gola Forest. Author: Michael Ruthenbury, Article 25 team member ‘Article the built environment’s charity’.
Natural resource geology. Sierra Leone has extensive natural resources and mining of rutile, ilmenite, diamonds, bauxite and gold played an important role in the economy prior to the civil war.
References. Sierra Leone is divided into four main Provinces, West, North, East and South. There are twelve Districts in the entire country. Most of the country is underlain by rocks of Precambrian age (Archaean and Proterozoic) with a coastal strip about 50 km in width comprising marine and estuarine sediments of Tertiary and Quaternary to recent age.
Resources and power. Mineral resources are fairly well distributed and include diamonds, chromite, and reserves of rutile (titanium dioxide) that are among the world’s largest. There are iron ore reserves, but these are no longer commercially mined.
Sierra Leone’s primary mineral resources are diamonds, rutile, bauxite, gold and small amounts of iron ore and limonite. Diamonds The Sierra Leone diamond fields cover an area of about 7, square miles (about one quarter of the country) in the south-eastern and eastern parts of Sierra Leone.
The Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP) was declared by President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma and enacted by the Parliament of Sierra Leone in December The park amalgamates Gola North Forest Reserve, Gola East Forest Reserve and Gola West Forest Reserves, and is Sierra Leone's second national park.
The GRNP is Sierra Leone's largest tract of rainforest, and covers. Sierra Leone’s closed forests form the easternmost extent of the Upper Guinea Forest Block extending from the Dahomey Gap to Guinea (see map ).
The largest of these, the Gola Forest complex has a high species biodiversity and endemism with endangered species such as the African elephant (Lexodanta africana), Leopard and about 9File Size: KB. Sierra Leone Forest Information and Data According to the U.N.
FAO, % or about 2, ha of Sierra Leone is forested, according to FAO. Of this % (,) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Sierra Leone ha of planted forest.
Allen, P. M. (): The geology of an orogenic belt in western Sierra Leone, West Africa.-Geolog. Rundschau 58 (2), –; Stuttgart. Google Scholar. Overview of Resources. Sierra Leone was the 10 th largest producer of diamond and the third largest producer of rutile in the world in The country also produces mineral commodities such as cement and ilmenite.
Sierra Leone’s mineral and metal production statistics for is as follows: Bauxite increased by 44% to Mt from ,A comprehensive report on the Hydrogeology of Sierra Leone was published in Maps, data and more information on groundwater in Sierra Leone are also available through SALGRID - the Salone Groundwater Resources Database portal, the official data portal and repository of hydrogeological information of the Government of Sierra countries: Guinea, Liberia.