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December 11, 2011

Gold stones from Somaliland


A friend of mine who has just come back from Somaliland has shown me  the gold stones illustrated here  which he collected from a location close to Hargeisa .
He has brought with him at least one kilogram of raw gold stones  which need filtering and melting to extract pure gold.
Somaliland is rich in minerals and many of these minerals are easily found close to the surface. Diamond and sapphire and other precious metals are  also found in small quantities in SLD . Paint  is also abundant in the coastal areas close to  Berbera and can easily be seen on the sides  of the highway that connects Berbera to Sheikh.
This is in addition to oil and gas discovered both offshore and in-land in the coastal areas as well as in Sool and Hawd areas.
Somaliland government has recently awarded oil and gas drilling contracts to foreign companies and the prospects  are great for the production of oil and gas in the near future .
Somaliland gained independence from Somalia in 1991 but has not yet been recognised by any country although its  stability is similar to most  sovereign countries .
By M. Ali
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