Origin Exploration, through its wholly owned Liberian subsidiary (Origin Exploration Ltd., Liberia) currently hold two gold exploration licences totalling 336km2 over prospective Archean greenstone geology.

The ‘Moores’ licence is located within the Todi Shear Zone in Grand Bassa county. The licence benefits from being bounded by two asphalt roads and close proximity to the Capital City, Monrovia. The area has been extensively farmed and benefits from easier access than typical mining licences in the country which are dominated by thick, primary rainforest.

Geologically the Moores licences is dominated by Leucocratic gneiss and amphibolites. The lithologies consist of mostly lower amphibolite and granulite facies of metamorphism and are prospective for gold and iron ore.

In addition to well noted alluvial deposits of gold and diamonds on the permit, our neighbours Liberty Minerals intercepted anomalous gold in diamond drill holes including:

  • 5.9m at 7.19 g/t including 0.9m @ 35.85 g/t Au
  • 8.4m @ 4.6 g/t including 4.6m @ 6.65 g/t Au
  • 1m @ 21.85 g/t gold; and 0.7m @ 58.53 g/t Au

The Todi Shear zone, whilst hosting the potential for multi-million ounce gold deposits, in fact being just to the south west of Avesoro’s New Liberty mine (1.748 Moz @ 2.7g/t), has been chronically underexplored and the company hopes to capitalize on its experience in shear hosted gold exploration to discover the first economic deposit on the main shear zone.

The second licence held in Liberia is the ‘Behwan’ licence. Located in the south east of the country near to the border with Cote d’Ivoire, the licence benefits from flat terrain and easy access.

Geologically the licence lies on granitic gneisses and mica shists along a significant south west north east structural corridor. To the north of the licence there appears to be significant splays from the main regional feature which correlates with considerable artisanal mining. Hummingbird Resources (AIM:HUM) previously explored the north eastern portion of the licence and reported anomalous gold in stream sediment sampling.

Andreas Åkesson
Executive Chairman
Andreas is a private investor with gold and precious stone interests across Africa, including a producing gold asset in Burkina Faso. Andreas is also managing director of Infield Ventures, a private equity company that extend venture capital to existing young resource companies and new initiatives, backed by strong management, within the resources sector. Andreas is a 'hand on' investor with the Origin project, supporting our sustainability goals and ensuring projects are delivered suitably.
Liam Hardy
Managing Director

With a family background in African mining exploration and a degree in geology, Liam brings a mix of technical ‘on-the-ground’ ore hunting and suit-booted office experience to the team. Liam worked in Liberia with Hummingbird Resources and spent 4 years as a geochemical analyst, before focusing on streamlining communications and development in exploration businesses, through the founding of ‘Spotlight Mining’.

Tim Strong
Director of Exploration

Throughout his career, Tim has developed an in-depth understanding of the mineral  and resource industry at all levels, from grassroots exploration to compliant resource estimation and production due-diligence. Tim has 11 years’ worth of experience in design, implementation and management of gold and base metal exploration projects on 6 continents. Including the resource definition at the Yaoure gold project in Cote d’Ivoire and the geological re-interpretation and mineral resource estimation at the Baomahun gold project in Sierra Leone. He has provided technical oversight for complex programs across West Africa, with a particular interest in gold in greenstone settings.

Charlie Stephenson
Corporate Advisor
Charlie is an exploration and mining geologist, with a wealth of knowledge having started his career in 2013 as an exploration geologist in Turkey, he has since worked in Europe, East Africa, Australia and Chile. In November 2019, Charlie joined the team as an ECM Analyst producing research notes and developing the SI Capital Research and Marketing Package.
Mark Saxon
Technical Advisor
Mark has 25 years of experience in exploration and resource geology with extensive operational and market experience across Europe, Australia and South America. This will be his first adventure into the exciting arena of West African gold exploration after co-founding several large Canadian explorers with projects in Peru, Finland and Sweden and leading Tasman Metals to a successful takeover.