Mineral resources

Simplified geology of Liberia showing the location of selected deposits of metals and industrial minerals.

Important economic deposits of iron ore, gold and diamonds are known in Liberia and there is considerable potential for additional discoveries. A wide range of other mineral resources are present and minerals with known potentially economic targets. These include:

  • barite
  • bauxite
  • manganese
  • heavy mineral sands
  • kyanite
  • phosphate
  • kaolin-rich clay
  • silica sand

In addition, there is also potential for:

  • polymetallic base metals
    • copper
    • lead
    • nickel
    • tin
    • tungsten
    • zinc
  • nickel-copper-PGM (platinum group metals)
  • a range of technology metals, such as:
    • niobium
    • tantalum
    • zirconium
    • rare earth elements

Brochures describing the mineral resource potential for gold, iron ore and diamonds in Liberia are available to download. A fourth brochure which summarises the mineral resource potential in Liberia for a wide range of other commodities is also available to download.

Download mineral brochures for Liberia
Investing in the minerals industry in Liberia
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The potential for iron ore in Liberia
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The potential for gold in Liberia
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The potential for diamonds in Liberia
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