Sub-prefecture and town
|• Mayor||Ibrahima Sira Diakité|
There are notable gold reserves in the area. It is part of the Birimian rocks, of the Ashanti Gold Belt. It is situated in the Bougouni basin and is underlain by sedimentary rocks of the Upper Birimian Group. The Morila-Syama Gold Belt (known as Morila mine) is located towards the east of the Bougouni basin and is one of the largest gold mines in the area.
- "Guinea". Institut National de la Statistique, Guinea, accessed via Geohive. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- Article on gold mining in Mandiana