Mt. Nimba is a mountain in west Africa that forms a border for Liberia, Cote d'lovire, and Guinea. It is 1,752 meters high, which is the highest point in all three of the nations. It is said that an early African tribe settled at the low points of this same mountain. Mt. Nimba is a very good source of iron and ore. Many mining engineers have made a living by mining for ore and other natural resources. It is also a great source of fertile soil used for agriculture in Cote d'levoire. Fortunately the mountain has not been destroied because environmental activists have pleaded with the government to protect this site. This mountain has also been protected from deep mining because of the life still at Mt. Nimba.