Artisanal mining for alluvial gold at a number of localities persisted during the war. Production has been estimated at around 1 t/year. Pre-war production was probably higher, judging from the numerous old alluvial diggings, which are now partially flooded.
Canadian junior Mano River Resources has a large presence in gold exploration and development in Liberia. The company have discovered a potential 1 Moz orebody on its King George-Larjor prospect in western Liberia. The King George Larjor (KGL) prospect has an indicated resource containing 4.1 Mt grading 4.6 g/t – equivalent to 610 000 oz gold. Mano River are also evaulating the Weaju property that lies within the Bea Mountain complex near the company’s KGL prospect. At Weaju an inferred resource of 660 000t grading 10.9 g/t gold has been outlined. Mano River have embarked on a Bankable Feasibility Study over the KGL and Weaju properties. Freedom Gold has recently signed an agreement to carry out exploration in the Bukon Gedeh region in eastern Liberia.
Bong, King George-Larjor, Mount Nimba