Natural resources of Sierra Leone

Natural resources of Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone is one of the top diamond producing nations in the world.


All greenstone belts in Sierra Leone are known to contain gold, and rivers and streams draining these areas can also carry alluvial gold.

Other mineral resources

  • Titanium
  • Bauxite
  • Iron ore
  • Chromite
  • Rutile

Wild animals

In Sierra Leone there are lions, African elephants, chimpanzees, waterbucks, Cape buffalos and giant hippopotamuses. There are six national parks; Kuru Hills, Lake Mape/Mabesi, Lake Sonfon, Loma Mountains, Outamba-Kilimi and Western Area


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