Ghana Mining News

Ghana to stop handing out gold exploration permits

An initial 90-day moratorium on new prospecting permits could be extended if necessary, authorities said.

Small oil companies eye huge prize in Ghana

West Africa's emerging hotspot of Ghana is one of the best indicators of how the oil and gas playing field is undergoing a major transformation.

AngloGold Ashanti selling its Namibian division for $110 million

The miner is also said to be ready to shut down operations at its Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, for up to two years.

Africa’s rising risks jeopardizing recent mining growth: report

Analysts claim Sub-Saharan Africa's investment environment is deteriorating.

China and Ghana to work harder on tackling illegal mining

Last year Ghana arrested and deported almost two hundred Chinese illegally mining gold in the country.

Gold mining declining fast in Ghana – Africa's second largest gold producer

In the third quarter of 2013, Ghana's output of the precious metal declined by 18%, the Minerals Commission says.

Asanko Gold drops 10%, PMI soars 35% as companies merge

The two companies will create a mid-tier producer with two Ghanian mines. Expected annual output of 400,000 ounces by 2017.

AngloGold Ashanti up over 6% after strong set of Q3 results

The cost-cutting miner, however, warned it's in the process of exiting a number of exploration projects in 13 "non-core" countries.

Newmont Ghana to fire 300 workers

Company working on improving its increasing cost structure.

AngloGold Ashanti faces charges for polluting South Africa’s Vaal River

Last week’s spillage from a pipe at the miner's operations in Stilfontein is said to have spread toxic waste over about 1.6 kilometres of the water resource.

Chinese firm said to have killed Ghanaian miners with poisonous gas

The official version is that the three small-scale miners lost their lives after inhaling excess smoke in a pit during a blast to extract the mineral.

Ghana’s crackdown on illegal mining: at least 55 new arrests

Identified as nationals of Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

Illegal Chinese miners caught in Ghana to be deported next week

Illegal mining by Chinese nationals has become an increasing source of contention and resentment for local Ghanaians.

Ghana to end copper exports

Government wants to crackdown on cable and fibre theft affecting telecom operators.

Africa ready to revert its ‘resource curse’: report

Experts believe agricultural, mining and energy resources could easily boost the continent’s economic growth in the next two years.

Newmont to increase gold output in Ghana

The company said it will build a second mill at its Ahafo mine.

Ghana creates new task force to fight illegal mining

Government vows to pursue both foreigners and locals involved with bad practices in gold and diamond extraction.

At least 17 killed in Ghana gold mine collapse

Mining in Ghana today is mostly done illegally, by both undocumented immigrants and children.

Over 300 illegal miners died in Ghana in the last two years

There is an estimated 10,000 immigrants, most of them Chinese, engaged in illegal mining in the African country.

Gold Fields declares a 14k oz loss as Ghana striking miners come back to work

Ghana now accounts for about 42% of the company's gold output.

Study shows how to improve Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

An international effort to ensure good governance of natural resources could do more to improve accountability and sustainability (IIED), according to research in the oil- and gas-rich Caspian Sea Region that the International Institute for Environment and […]

INFOGRAPHIC: 30 facts about gold in Ghana

A visual look at people, production, reserves and economic impacts.

Africa’s increasing risks scaring off mining investments: report

With the exception of Ghana and Cape Verde, which were ranked as “medium risk” in the index published Wednesday, all others were classified as “high risk."

A rumble in the jungle

Reality TV series such as “Bamazon,” on the History Channel, or “Gold Rush” and “Jungle Gold” on the Discovery Channel, have elevated the global mining bonanza into living-room entertainment, write New York Times columnists Nathan Lujan, Devin Bloom and Cynthia Watson.

Cardero announces maiden inferred resource estimate for Sheini Hills iron project, Ghana

SRK reports 1.3 billion tonnes grading 33.8% iron including 1.05 billion tonnes primary ironstone and hardcap at 35.2% iron and 0.27 billion tonnes detrital iron at 28.2% iron.