To arrive at the concession area, it is necessary to travel around 800 km from the capital of Guinea, Conakry by roads. It is not possible to circulate over the 100 km/h due to roads conditions and heavy vehicle traffic.
After crossing the Sankarami river, by canoe, and after about 5km, it is necessary to take a detour to the southeast towards the village of Saladou where the gold mines are located.
Guinea has tropical weather with two seasons: a dry season (November to March) and a rainy season (April-October).
At Fouta Djallon, in January, noon temperatures go from 30 to 35ºC, while the night temperatures can vary between 8 to 11ºC. The rainfall varies between 1,500 and 2,300 mm per year and the annual average temperature is 25ºC.
There doesn’t exist any given concrete evidence of the consequences of seasons on the performance of exploration operations carried out in the North Saladou concession area.
According to the Useful Minerals Charter of the Republic of Guinea, concession areas are found within the “A” classification and they are defined as DEPOSITS OF GREAT.
It has been recently discovered by the geologists of CPDM, that gold mineralization is associated with hydrothermal processes and it is similar to the saprolites that were found on Siguiri, North Lefa Gold, Kouroussa, etc.
Geomorphologically, the region is part of the “Glacis of Siguiri” bounded on the east by the Niandan chain, on the south by the “Glacis ironclad of Senko”, on the north by the “Plateau de Mandinga” and by the “Entaille the Bakoy this limit corresponds with Mali and Ivory Coast.
AREAS RICH IN GOLD
Guinea is a country with extensive GOLD ores. There are great companies dedicated to primary industrial Gold Mining, in addition of the thousands of small artisans working on gold panning. The richest areas concerning gold are located in the northeastern part of the country.