Ghana is the world´s second largest producer of gold. One of the places where mining has been more intense is in the municipality of Obuasi, in the Ashanti Region. There it is The Oubasi Gold Mind, one of the biggest in Ghana and the world, and nowadays closed since 2016 due to lack of profits.
The Anglo Gold Ashanti AGA and Obuasi Town Saga Obuasi, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, also known as sikakrom, or the rich city is famous for its gold mining activities. Mining in Obuasi has been going on for over 130 years and the town has been the mining grounds for the Ashanti Goldfields Company AGC since 1897.
OBUASI MINE The Gh Gold Mine is an open-pit and underground gold mine situated near Obuasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It is one of the top-9 largest gold mines on Earth. It is a wholly-owned site of OGM.
In 2014, Ashanti region& 39;s industrial minerals mining, specifically gold mining, provided 96% of Ashanti& 39;s exports and the Ashanti autonomous region& 39;s gross state product increased from ₵ 172 billion $47.7 billion in 2007–2008 to ₵ 1.06 trillion $296.1 billion in 2014–15 with a gross regional product Nominal per capita of $26,922.
The Banka Project is lo ed about ten kilometers west south of Newmont’s Akyem deposit which is likely to become a significant gold mining center in Ghana within the next couples of years. This concession will be a large-scale gold mine operation in the “Ashanti Gold Belt Region”, which is Ghana’s leading production area.
AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining company with mines and exploration projects in four different regions namely – Continental Africa, Americas, Australasia and South Africa. ImagesMore results in images
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has launched three additional Community Mining Schemes in the Ashanti Region. The Bekwai Municipal, Adansi Asokwa and New Edubiase areas Community Mining Schemes were jointly launched at Bekwai on Thursday.