‘What do Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have in common?
Strangely enough more than just Ebola. Western Liberia is part of an Archaean age craton which spreads into Sierra Leone and Guinea. This type of rock strata is full of diamondiferous kimberlites.
What makes the diamonds of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia so special is that this is one of the rare regions in the world containing large alluvial diamonds, ie. whopping huge rocks of 300 plus carats.
March 2014 first outbreak of Ebola in Liberia
August 2013 Youssef Diamond Mining announces “exciting new discovery of diamonds in Liberia`s cratonic region” at their Camp Alpha Project in Liberia. Exciting because this kimberlite `pipe` may well be economically feasible to mine. Only 1% of the 6500 kimberlites discovered world-wide are feasible to mine.’
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