Magburuka is a place with a very small population in the province of Northern, Sierra Leone which is located in the continent/region of Africa.
The primary means of access to the Magburuka Community is by motor vehicle. It is a 160 km road and is in very poor condition, but work has begun on upgrading this section as well.
The climate in the region is described as wet tropical monsoon, with a single wet season each year between mid-May and mid-November. The average rainfall is approximately 2,540 mm, with the wettest month usually in August.
Topographically, the diamond fields consist of the undulating coastal plains and the dissected margins of the inland plateau, which are embayed by the broad valleys of the major rivers.
An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) was completed by Digby Wells and an EIA Licence was issued by the Environment Protection Department prior to the commencement of operations in 2003. The ESIA identified certain areas that would be affected by the relatively small-scale operation envisaged at the time.
Take a trip with us down memory lane as we look back on how the Magburuka Community Mining Project has developed over the years.