Report summary. Nimba Nimba is ArcelorMittal39;s Liberia operations. Its four deposits are approximately 111 kilometres north east of the capital Monrovia ArcelorMittal has been mining DSO at Yekepa since 2011 and rails its product 250 km to the port at Buchanan. Following depletion of ore at Mt Tokadeh, ArcelorMittal transitioned mining to the nearby, higher grade, Mt Gangra deposit.
The deal is expected to see Liberia generate millions of United States dollars annually. As per the MOU, the company will transship some 789 million tons of iron ore from its Diecké project in Guinea, which is just 2 kilometers north of Ganta, Nimba County, through the Yekepa Buchanan rail line.
Arcelor operates an iron ore mine at Yekepa in northern Liberia. An expansion plan envisages the company increasing iron ore exports to 15 million tons a year, building a concentrator at the Yekepa...
1990s, linked to iron ore mining in the East Nimba Range carried out by LAMCO and then LIMINCO. Mining at Tokadeh is currently undertaken as part of ArcelorMittals Phase 1 Direct Shipping Ore activities and will be expanded under the proposed Phase 2 Concentrator ore extraction and processing project.
Yekepa is a town in northern Nimba County in Liberia, lying near the Guinean border. It was the base for Lamco 39;s iron ore mining operation until it was destroyed in the First Liberian Civil War which lasted from 1989 to 1997. Nearby Guesthouse Hill is one of the highest points in the nation.
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Sustainable mining Mount Gangra in Nimba county has large deposits of high quality iron ore near the town of Yekepa, Liberia Learn More ArcelorMittal Liberia Protecting the Environment ArcelorMittal Liberia staff work together to preserve the environment.
Lawrenson, a Scottish filmmaker and writer, and Doherty, a Northern Irish architect, set out for Liberia after Doherty comes across photographs of Yekepa from the 1960s and 70s. Such images are not hard to find. Iron ore mining was a central pillar of Liberias post World War 2 economy.
June 10, 2020
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