Avesoro Resources has suspended mining activities in the Kinjor-East pit at its New Liberty gold mine, following the failure of a pit wall and ramp in the north side of the pit on Oct. 1.
There are no reports of injuries or damage to equipment. Mining at New Liberty’s Marvoe and Kinjor-South pits continues, but ore production volume is expected to be reduced for some time.
The New Liberty gold mine, 100 km northwest of the capital Monrovia in Grand Cape Mount County, is Avesoro’s key asset. Commercial production at the open pit mine started in March 2016. The mine produced 109,707 oz. of gold last year. The mine is expected to produce 120,000 to 130,000 oz. of gold in 2019.