Aug 31, 2020 Today, Ghana is Africa’s largest gold producer, having overtaken South Africa in 2019 with 4.8 million ounces in output compared to South Africa’s 4.2 million ounces. Other commercially exploited minerals in Ghana are manganese, bauxite and diamonds.
century, mining i n Ghana was wholly an Af rican activity. Using sim ple but effective technologies, t he gold diggers of Gyaman, Denkyira, W assa, Asante and Akyem
Newmont Ghana Gold Company Limited, Goldfields Ghana Limited, Bogoso Goldfields, etc. Key persons such as the aged, ex-employees of the mining companies and
important economic activities in Ghana. Trade in gold dates back many centuries to the time when the Phoenicians and the Cartaginians sailed around the West Coast in the 5th and 6th Centuries B.C. Before Europeans from Portugal and Britain arrived between 1453 and 1622, the people had been mining gold for thousands of years." All these writers were probably drawing on the assumptions published in 1935
In 1895, Ashanti Goldfields Corporation began work in the Obuasi district of Ghana, developing the Ashanti and other mines, which have produced the largest proportion of gold since 1900 in the countries of the Gold Coast. All of these deposits are of Precambrian age.
Ghana is one of the largest producers of gold in Africa, with an output of 2.9 million ounces in 2015 (a 6.5 percent drop from the previous year). The country also produces commercial quantities of bauxite, iron ore and manganese.