Mining in Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast 950

     In 1993 Ivory Coast issued a map stamp to mark the 33rd anniversary of independence. The map is identified with Développment minier, which indicates either “mining development” in general, or a connection with “SODEMI” = Société pour le Développment Minier, the "Society for the Development of Mining." I believe the connection is with the latter because on the map two locations are marked with yellow stars and identified as “SMI” = Société des Mines, 90 miles south of Man on the west, and “SOMIAF” = Société des Mines d’Afema, on the east. Both of these are foreign companies in joint ventures with “SODEMI.”

SCN 950