The concession covers an area of approximately 25 km2 and it’s located about 30 km in a straight line towards NNW of the town of Macenta and about 460 km in a straight line towards the ESE of the Guinean capital, Conakry.
The area is located within the most important diamond region of the Republic of Guinea. The history of diamond mining in Guinea began and developed in this region.
The regional and the local geological setting are highly favorable for the occurrence of primary and secondary diamonds.
The concession covers an important section of the Makona river, this river is characterized by a strong structural control which coincides with the regional diamond structures. Furthermore, it has been noted in the field an important activity of “ourpallieurs” exploiting alluvial deposits associated with the mentioned river.
The area where the concession 038/MMG/DNM/hdc/2014 is located is considered like highly favorable for the occurrence of diamonds. This statement is consistent and supported by reports from the U.S. Department of Interior and Geological Survey (USSGS); Bureau de Recherches et géologiques Minières (BRGM, France), Centre de Promotion et de Développement miniers (CPDM, Guinée) and reports of diamond mining companies operating in the area.