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The Mines Division administers the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act, the Explosive Act and the regulations made under these Acts. These include the issue of all mineral rights and the administration and supervision of all activities under these rights. This Division also issues Mining Licences to Artisanal and small-Scale miners, and administers the regulations on the mining and marketing of precious minerals through the Government Gold and Diamond Office (GGDO) produced under these licences.

The Geological Survey Division undertakes the geological mapping of Sierra Leone, prospecting and exploration operations, the collection, compilation, publication and dissemination of data and information concerning the geology and mineral resources of the country. The Geological Survey also advises Government on all matters of geological nature.

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Mines Division

The Mines Division administers the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act

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Geological Survey Division

The Geological Survey Division undertakes the geological mapping of Sierra Leone

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Gold and Diamond Office

came into existence in 1985 in pursuance of government policy to rationalize the foreign exchange regime

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Minerals Advisory Board

advises the Minister in the discharge of his statutory responsibilities under it

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Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources

5th Floor Youyi Building
Freetown
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.