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Gold and Diamond Mining:
1906: First diamonds found


The Lofa and Grand Cape Mount Counties, bordering Sierra Leone, are relatively rich in diamonds, especially along the Lofa river and in the region between the Lofa and Mano rivers, but it was in Montserrado County that the first diamonds were found, in 1906, in the Gibloon area (between Bensonville now called Bentol and Careysburg) by a small, Liberian owned, gold mining company. Diamondiferous soils were also found to exist in Grand Bassa and Sinoe Counties.


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