The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Yes, there are significant tailings. The Sierra Leone Selection Trust, SLST, produced diamonds for many years and these tailings were piled in various places in Kono District. They are now a significant source of diamonds because, when the Sierra Leone Selection Trust was working, they ignored diamonds below a certain size and their equipment for some reason did not pick out diamonds above a certain size. So, these tailings are known to contain a good deal of diamonds and the government has leased these out for re-mining and so people will pay money to get access to these tailings.

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