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 Mining News
Identified as nationals of Niger, Nigeria and Togo.
Illegal mining by Chinese nationals has become an increasing source of contention and resentment for local Ghanaians.
Government wants to crackdown on cable and fibre theft affecting telecom operators.
Experts believe agricultural, mining and energy resources could easily boost the continent’s economic growth in the next two years.
The company said it will build a second mill at its Ahafo mine.
Government vows to pursue both foreigners and locals involved with bad practices in gold and diamond extraction.
Mining in Ghana today is mostly done illegally, by both undocumented immigrants and children.
There is an estimated 10,000 immigrants, most of them Chinese, engaged in illegal mining in the African country.
Ghana now accounts for about 42% of the company's gold output.
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 […]
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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."
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.
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.
Tensions between locals and overseas mining interests escalate
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.
Castle Peak refines Dansuom target with geophysical surveys; road sampling returns 70.0m of 1 g/t Au
Road sampling returns 70.0m of 1 g/t Au
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 is a gold development company focussing on near term gold production at its high grade multi-million ounce Esaase gold project in Ghana.
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.
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 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.
Adjusted for inflation of course.
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.