|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||11° 5' 23'' North , 13° 46' 46'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||11.08989,-13.77971|
|Other regions containing this locality:||West Africa|
|Owned/operated by:||Halco Mining (51%) (45%) - a joint venture between Rio Tinto Group, and , Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (49%) (51%) - a private limited company owned by Halco Mining|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
An aluminum mine in bauxite ore. Owned by Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (a consortium of the government and Halco (US)). Output is about 8 million tons year of ore. (1998: 13 million tons). The deposits have been formed by the tropical weathering of underlying, aluminium-rich rocks.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Devonian - Silurian|
358.9 - 443.8 Ma
|Ordovician - Cambrian|
443.8 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.