Ghana Mining News

Chinese miners killed by armed thieves in Ghana on New Year's Eve

Tensions between locals and overseas mining interests escalate

Perseus Mining misses Ghana gold production forecast

Perseus Mining (ASX, TSX: PRU) said Wednesday gold production at its Edikan gold mine in Ghana will be less than the 58,500 ounces projected in late November for the December 2012 quarter.

Africa’s conflicts threaten potential boost coming from gas, oil and minerals findings —report

While the world concerns itself with the Syrian civil war and the dangers it poses for the already disturbed Middle East, little notice is taken of the conflicts affecting Africa, probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled, warned Tuesday the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

Keegan Resources files technical report on updated resource estimate for its Esaase gold project

Keegan is a gold development company focussing on near term gold production at its high grade multi-million ounce Esaase gold project in Ghana.

Over 10,000 Chinese rush to Ghana searching for gold

As the price of gold has climbed in recent years, many Chinese have flocked to Ghana, the world's second bullion producer after South Africa, hoping to find their way out of poverty.

New oil, gas and mineral discoveries boost African economies growth — World Bank

Despite setbacks in the global economy, sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at 4.8% in this year, broadly unchanged from the 4.9% growth rate registered in 2011 and largely on track, according to the World Bank’s latest report.

Newmont recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project for third consecutive year

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) announced Monday it was recognized for transparent climate change disclosure practices by the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Leadership Index for the third consecutive year.

The richest man in history amassed a $400 billion fortune mining gold and salt in Africa

Adjusted for inflation of course.

Former American real estate brokers find gold fortune in Ghana

Two former American real estate agents headed to the gold-rich West African jungles of Ghana to find a way to pays their debts, which exceeded $1 million.

Death of miner in Ghana triggers firm response from Beijing

The death of a Chinese gold miner in Ghana as well as the arrest of over 90 of his compatriots and colleagues has triggered a strong response from Beijing.

Report: Half of gold miners in Africa could be children

Many children and teenagers skip school to work at the gold mines where they can earn $14 during a six-day week workweek.

Illegal Chinese gold mining triggers conflict in Ghana

Illegal gold mining by Chinese nationals using heavy machinery has fueled resentment and hostility amongst local communities in Ghana.

Gold Fields appoints new Ghana country manager

Gold Fields Limited announced the appointment of Ghanaian businessman Pierre Charles Coussey as new country manager for the company's operations in Ghana (Gold Fields Ghana Limited and Abosso Goldfields Limited).

Gold production in Africa up almost 10% in 2011

But South Africa's output continues to fall says the Economics Group’s.

Perseus Mining reports maiden profit of $52.5 million

Gold miner Perseus Mining (ASX & TSX:PRU) reported Tuesday a maiden profit of A$52.4-million for the 12 months ended June, after the company reported its first half year of commercial production.

Ghana’s diamond output falls 33% losing $2.7m revenue in 2012 half-year

Production of diamond in Ghana fell by a significant 33% during the first-half year of 2012, according to a report by the Ghana Chamber of Mines released August 17, 2012.

Tarkwa Gold Mine heap leach facilities resume operations

The company has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana lifted the temporary suspension on Tarkwa Gold Mine's heap leach facilities.

PMI Gold Corporation: quarter activity update for the period ended 30 June 2012

The report highlights the Obotan gold project, recent acquisitions and updates to PMI's financing.

Ghana's president John Atta Mills dies suddenly

Newswires are reporting Ghana's President John Atta Mills has died in hospital in the capital of the West African nation, Accra. A statement from his office said the 68-year-old – who had suffered from throat […]

Castle Peak Reports 9.8m of 6.8 g/t Au, Including 1.0m of 51.8 g/t Au From Apankrah Target

The report highlights findings of 9.8m of 6.8 g/t Au, including 1.0m of 51.8 g/t Au from the company's Akorade project.

PMI Gold Corporation: agreement to purchase contiguous mining lease with the Obotan gold project

PMI Gold announced that it has entered into an agreement with Midras to acquire the mining lease to the Company's flagship gold project in Ghana.

Gold and bauxite boost Ghana GDP growth to 8.7%

According to the Ghana Statistical Service, the total value of goods and services produced in Ghana grew by 8.7% in the first quarter of 2012, relative to that of 2011.

Cardero maintains it followed best business practices regarding acquisition of the Sheini Hills iron ore project, Ghana

Cardero works with RCMP and begins private investigation after allegations that it used improper business practices to secure iron ore concessions in Ghana.

PMI Gold announces more encouraging drill results from the 513 Prospect, Kubi Project

The 513 Prospect is situated within PMI's Kubi Project and is located on the altered eastern margin of the north-east trending Ashanti Shear, which controls the world-class Ashanti Obuasi Gold Mine, 15km to the north.