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Accession Number PB2013-102095
Title Alluvial Diamond Resource Potential and Production Capacity Assessment of Guinea.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 59p
Personal Author K. Cisse K. C. Malpeli M. Diaby M. Van Bockstael P. G. Chirico
Abstract In May of 2000, a meeting was convened in Kimberley, South Africa, by representatives of the diamond industry and leaders of African governments to develop a certification process intended to assure that export shipments of rough diamonds were free of conflict concerns. Outcomes of the meeting were formally supported later in December of 2000 by the United Nations in a resolution adopted by the General Assembly. By 2002, the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) was ratified and signed by diamond-producing and diamond-importing countries. The goal of this study was to estimate the alluvial diamond resource endowment and the current production capacity of the alluvial diamond mining sector of Guinea. A modified volume and grade methodology was used to estimate the remaining diamond reserves within Guineas diamond-iferous regions, while the diamond-production capacity of these zones was estimated by inputting the number of artisanal miners, the number of days artisans work per year, and the average grade of the deposits into a formulaic expression.
Keywords Alluvial deposits
Conflict diamonds
Economic geology
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme(KPCS)
Kimberley(South Africa)
Kimberlitic deposits
Mineral resources
Resource assessment

Source Agency US Geological Survey
Department of State, Washington, DC. General
NTIS Subject Category 48A - Mineral Industries
48F - Geology & Geophysics
96G - Foreign Industry Economic Development
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Scientific investigations rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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