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Gold Coast And Sierra Leone (Survey)

Volume 530: debated on Friday 23 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what were the findings of the expedition, which set out in 1952 to survey the Gold Coast and Sierra Leone, to discover whether uranium or thorium existed there.

I have been asked to reply.The survey was undertaken mainly to test the reliability of new prospecting equipment under difficult conditions; in this it proved successful. No significant amounts of uranium were discovered, but granites containing thorium were found in Sierra Leone.