Iron ore

Background to Liberia’s iron ore mining sector

The start of operations of Liberia’s first iron ore mine


The Holland Syndicate

The Dutch Muller Company

The Dutch NEEP Company

The USA gets interested

The Port of Monrovia

The US desire to guarantee the supply of iron ore

Lansdell Christie and the Liberia Mining Company

The start of a new era for Liberia

Liberia, Africa's largest iron ore exporter

Bomi Hills becomes Bomi holes




F.P.M. van der Kraaij, ‘The Open Door Policy of Liberia – An Economic History of Modern Liberia’, 2 vols. (Uebersee Museum, Bremen, 1983), pp. 162-190.


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