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Image courtesy of the US Geological Survey. A large artisanal diamond mining site on a river terrace along the Kotto River near Oro, Central African Republic.

Mapping and Monitoring Conflict Diamonds Using an Integrated Geoscience Approach in Central and Western Africa
Dates: 01/08/2014
Time:  1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room
Summary: Using an Integrated Geoscience Approach in Central and Western Africa
Fees: Free

Learn about US Geological Survey's project supporting the US Department of State in implementing the Clean Diamond Trade Act and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to prevent conflict diamonds from reaching the international market.Pete Chirico, USGS Special Geologic Studies Project Chief will discuss the importance of mapping and monitoring diamond resources especially in light of recent conflicts in Africa such as the rebel takeover in the Central African Republic, and how this work informs foreign policy decision making, resource management, and international development.

Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.


Contact: Diana Ziegler
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
Phone: 202-208-4743
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