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Why
West Africa

West Africa is known for its rich bauxite deposits in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ghana. In Sierra Leone, bauxite mining started in sixties and presently Sierra Minerals Holding Limited / VIMETCO is exporting more than 1.5 million tons of bauxite per annum. West Africa is known for its rich bauxite deposits in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ghana. In Sierra Leone, bauxite mining started in sixties and presently Sierra Minerals Holding Limited / VIMETCO is exporting more than 1.5 million tons of bauxite per annum. Read More

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Bauxite and Alumina
Market Overview

Bauxite market is further growing as limited resources of China are slowly drying up and more and more alumina refineries are dependent on import of bauxite. Leading bauxite exporting countries are Guinea, Australia, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Indonesia and Malaysia. Some of the Indian, European and other alumina refineries of world are also importing bauxite, however, quantity is much less compared to Chinese import. Read More

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Technical Summary of
Port Loko Project

Bauxite in the Port Loko area occurs as a series of elongate lenses/pods in various low lying plateaus / blocks at an elevation of 60 to 80m. The bauxite is gibbsitic in nature and amenable to dry and wet beneficiation processes. Similar types of bauxite formed on Kasila series of rocks are being mined and beneficiated at Gondama&Mokanji area of SMHL. Read More

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Infrastructure
and Roads

The Port Loko bauxite deposits are positioned very close to the Rokel River, a river capable ofbarging bauxite for off-shore trans-shipment. The deposits position, coupled with the potentialavailability of an existing unused river port, places the project location to be very favourablefrom an infrastructure and logistics perspective and provides an opportunity for fast-tracking intoproduction, ahead of many other bauxite projects located in West Africa. Read More