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Alluvial diamond mining remains the major source of Sierra Leone’s hard currency earnings accounting for nearly half of the country’s exports. Sierra Leone is renowned for the quality of its diamonds and for the recovery of some spectacularly large stones of very high value from its alluvial deposits.
This is a movie about diamond mining in Sierra Leone. Since the brutal civil war the Sierra Leone diamond industry is known as the source for the so called "Blood Diamonds". Diamonds that were mined under forced condition and traded on the illegal markets to purchase weapons. More than 10 years after the war, entrepreneurs rehabilitating the mining sector; for more traceability and fair prices paid to the miners. For more infos check out the upcoming homepage: www.smc-sl.com
A Christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has found a 706-carat diamond, which could be the tenth largest ever found. The precious stone was found by Emmanuel Momoh, who was working in the Kono region, in the east of the country. It will be sold in Sierra Leone in a 'transparent' bidding process to benefit the country, according to a government statement. It read: 'A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening. 'Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country.' Diamond expert Paul Zimnisky said it could be 'between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered' and such a find is very rare in a small mine. He said: 'Most recent exceptional diamond discov...
From the diamond mine to your finger the history starts with you.
This footage is shot in colour. Sierra Leone. Various shots of the black men shovelling earth and sieving water looking for diamonds. Several good shots of the men smiling into camera. Several close up shots of the men looking though sand to find a small diamond. Close up shot of a small diamond on the man's palm. Close up shot of the diamond between man's fingers. More shots of the men and very young boys looking for diamonds in water. Various shots of the men bringing their finds to a small office where a man inspects and sorts diamonds. Various close up shots of the men trading in diamonds. More shots of the people working in diamond mine. Various air shots of the river and surrounding area where diamonds are likely to be found. Date found in the old record - 01/05/1961. FILM ...
Life After Diamonds: Before Ebola, the landscape of Sierra Leone was already scarred by social deprivation and post-civil war industrial collapse Subscribe to Journeyman for more: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures Check out Journeyman partner Renderyard's page channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/renderyard Sierra Leone’s mining communities are facing immense challenges and destruction following the decline of the diamond industry. Cooperatives in the Kono district are engaging in reclamation of wasted mining sites into agricultural productive land to create food security, encourage wider industry adoption of Corporate Social Responsibility and promote improved legislation. The refilling of pits protects freshwater and groundwater reserves, and minimises health concerns lik...
Alluvial diamond mining is a big business in the west-african country of Sierra Leone. Want to have diamond or other mining equipment and spares? For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / +27 11 472 0460 Those precious stone miners do not have a lot of equipment. Used mining equipment can help them. Some mining equipment components are manufactured in South Africa. Refurbishing second hand mining equipment for Sierra Leone and any other African country.
We continue our special series on Sierra Leone. The country has rich resources, but all too often that's led to conflict -- especially when it comes to diamonds. Now that the Ebola crisis is over, CCTV's Kathryn Omwandho takes a closer look at other legacies the country needs to overcome.
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Sierra Leone is a country rich in natural resources and the diamond mining industry is a driving force in growing the economy
(I was spendin' too much time alExplainone)
Spendin' too much time alone...
(And I just ran outta Trojans)
Horses gallop to her throne
(We were behaving like teenagers)
We're behaving like teenagers
(Makin' less than minimum wage)
Still inside our parents' homes
(No I don't live in Denver)
No I don't live in Denver
(I grew up in Sierra Leone)
And her pink skies will keep me warm
Tid bits of intuition that I be gettin' abandon admission (Sierra Leone)
Abandon mission, you must be kiddin', this shit feelin' different
Shit feelin' too good to me
Glistening, shimmerin' underneath the sunlight, the sunlight (Sierra Leone)
And a new day will bring about the dawn
And a new day will bring another cryin' babe into the world (girl now)
Our daughter's reachin' for the nipple cause it's time for her to eat
Tonight I'll lay her in the cradle if it's time for go to sleep
I sing a Lennon lullaby, she can have a pretty dream
Baby girl if you knew what I know, knew what I know
Na, na na, na na, na...