September 1, 2005

Mano River Discovers Another New Kimberlite in Liberia

New kimberlite body (K007) discovered in Kpo licence

– Alpha-1 kimberlite found in June 2005 shows high-interest garnet signature

– Ground magnetics and gravity surveys completed in both the Kpo Range and MCA licences

Mano River Resources Inc. (“Mano”) is pleased to announce that it has discovered a new kimberlite, designated K007, in its Kpo Mineral Development Agreement licence area (MDA) in western Liberia. The Kpo MDA, covering 200km2, is being explored in joint venture with Trans Hex Group (‘THG’), where expenditure of $2million over three years will earn THG a 50% equity interest in the MDA.

Kimberlite K007 was discovered during the course of a detailed ground gravity and magnetics survey and is located only 175 metres from pipe K002, discovered by Mano in 2001. It occupies a swamp area mined in the past by diamond artisans. No size estimate of the body has been made, but the fact that the observed kimberlite is diatreme facies suggests that it is likely to be a pipe. Previous exploration by Mano in 2000 and 2001 led to the discovery of six kimberlites in the Kpo Range MDA, three of which were confirmed as diamond bearing pipes of sizes up to 4-hectares. Exploration ceased in 2001 due to civil strife and work only resumed in April 2005, with ground geophysical surveys having recently been completed and the data now undergoing processing and interpretation. Based on these results, new kimberlite targets will be identified for follow-up and a drilling programme initiated to test the known diamondiferous pipes at depth.

Elsewhere in Liberia, Mano has recently completed its season’s work in its Mineral Cooperation Agreement licence (MCA), a 70:30 contributory joint venture with the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy. Stream and loam sampling were conducted, with many strong kimberlite indicator anomalies generated. Detailed ground gravity and magnetics surveys were also completed over the area where the kimberlite Alpha-1 (see news release: was recently discovered. This kimberlite displays remarkable high-interest garnet mineral chemistry (see Plot 1 and trace element analyses indicate that 71% of the G10 garnets are derived from the diamond stability field. A sample of the kimberlite has therefore been collected and shipped to SGS Lakefield in Canada for microdiamond analysis. Work in the new season, commencing in late September, will include kimberlite delineation and sampling, follow-up of high interest indicator anomalies and regional reconnaissance sampling.

About Mano
Mano is an company focused on the discovery of diamond, gold and iron ore deposits in the Archaean terrain of the highly prospective, under-explored, West African Mano River Union countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Mano considers the region has the potential to develop into a world-class diamond and gold mining province. The Company has over 25,000km2 under licence, close to one million ounces of gold in resource, a cluster of diamondiferous kimberlite pipes in Liberia and the Kono dykes in Sierra Leone. Joint ventures are in place with Trans Hex Group, Petra Diamonds, BHP-Billiton, De Beers, Golden Star, Navasota and African Aura.

On behalf of the Board of Mano River Resources Inc.
Tom Elder
President and CEO

For further information on Mano River Resources and its exploration programme, you are invited to visit the Company’s website at or contact one of the following:

Tom Elder President and CEO UK +44 (0) 1235 810 740 Liz Kennedy Bell Lawrie UK +44 141 221 7733 Raz Hussein Controller Canada +1 (604) 689 1700 Gary Middleton St Swithins PR Ltd UK +44 (0)207 929 4391 

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