The Gold Coast – the former colloquial name for the Republic of Ghana and the reason that mining companies have been attracted to Ghana since gold was first mined in the region by outsiders around 600 BC. These outsiders were the Phoenicians who landed on the Guinea Coast of West Africa1. However, the same reference adds that Gold mining was carried out by the natives for thousands of years before the Phoenicians sailed there.
Thousands of years later the yellow mineral is still, it appears, in abundance at identified sites, and there are currently 72 mining projects in Ghana owned by32 mining companies. Many of these mining companies, and those looking to invest in the Ghanaian mining industry, are international mining companies.
So, if you’re looking to target mining projects in Ghana, or negotiate deals with the mining companies in the region, a subscription to African Mining IQ (AMIQ) puts you ahead of your competitors.
While gold is the primary mineral mined in this region, with 69 of the 72 mining projects being gold mining projects and the other three being industrial, iron ore and lithium mining projects, the country also has prospects for companies interested in mining projects for an abundance of minerals. These minerals, that are yet to be exploited, include diamonds, bauxite and manganese in South Ghana, with the Ashanti Region having great deposits of barite, basalt, clay, dolomite, feldspar, granite, gravel, gypsum, iron ore, kaolinite, laterite, limestone, magnesite, marble, mica, phosphate, sandstone and slate.
AMIQ grants subscribers’ access to Ghana’s, and Africa’s, largest mining database. It contains all required information needed for subscribers to contact key personnel in mining companies in Ghana, as well as project engineers, suppliers and other pertinent members. Contact us today for subscription plans and pricing.
Companies involved in Ghanaian mining
- African Gold Group
- African Queen Mines
- Anglo Gold Ashante
- Akan Exploration
- Castle Minerals
- Dundee Precious Metals
- First African Gold
- Goknet Mining
- Gold Plat Plc
- Goldstone Resources
- Amara Mining
- Asanko Gold
- Asante Gold
- Ashanti Gold
- Ashanti Sankofa
- Golden Star Resources
- Gulf Industrials Ltd
- Hodges Resources
- Ironridge Resources
- Liongold Corp
- Newmont Mining
- Azumah Resources
- B2 Gold Corp
- Cardinal Resources
- Cassius Mining
- Castle Peak Mining
- Noble Mineral Resources
- Pan African Resources
- Pelango Exploration
- Rosita Mining Corp
- Signature Metals
- Viking Mines
Up-to-date mining intelligence on these companies, their projects and key contact details are available to local and global investors, engineers and suppliers who subscribe to Mining IQ.
Top 5 Capital value mines and their owners
The 5 highest capital value projects in Ghana are owned by 6 mining companies: Eskom, Anglo Inyosi Coal, Anglo Coal, Exxaro Resources, Merafe Resources and Glencore PLC.
- Mine owner: Newmont Mining Corporation
Project: Ahafo Expansion Project
Capital value: R10 billion
- Mine owner: Asanko Gold
Project: Obotan Gold Mine
Capital value: R4.2 billion
Project: Esaase Project
Capital value: R3.8 billion
- Mine owners: Azumah Resources
Project: WA Gold Project (WA LAWRA)
Capital value: R1.9 billion
- Mine owners: : Perseus Mining Ltd (Acquired Amara Mining)
Project: Edikan Gold Mine (Central Ashanti Gold/Ayanfuri)
Capital value: R1.5 billion
Access the most extensive list of mines from mining companies in Ghana and Africa
Projects IQ has over 1 900 projects listed on its database of mining companies across Ghana and the rest of Africa. To find those pertinent to your interests has been simplified by AMIQ. Click on the links below to get additional information on mining companies in some of Africa’s other countries:
- Mining Companies in South Africa
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- Mining Companies in DRC
- Mining Companies in Zambia
Institutions governing mining and mining companies in Ghana
Mining companies interested in setting up shop in Ghana should take cognizance of the relevant institutions governing the mining industry in that country. These include:
- Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – oversees all aspects of Ghana’s mineral sector and is responsible for granting mining and exploration licenses.
- Minerals Commission – recommends mineral policy; has responsibility for administering the mining act, promotes mineral development, advises the government on mineral matters and serves as liaison between industry and government. It is the first point of contact for prospective investors.
- Geological Survey Department – geological studies including map production and maintenance of geological records.
- Mines Department – the authority in mine safety matters, responsible for health and safety inspections and maintenance of mining records.
- Lands Commission – maintains legal records of licences and conducts legal examination of new applications.
- Environmental Protection Agency – it is their overall responsibility for environmental issues related to mining
- Ghana Chamber of Mines – is an association of representatives of mining companies which receives all reports pertaining to mine accidents and safety issues. The Chamber also provides information on Ghana’s mining laws and negotiates with mine labour unions on behalf of its member companies.
AMIQ can help you grow your business
- Key contact details of mine owners, project engineers and contracting agents for every project listed – over 600 mine owners listed!
- Capital value estimates that are updated daily
- Detailed project updates that follow the progression of your mine, or any other mining project listed, from grassroots right through to operational
Tracking and reporting on mining projects in Ghana is part of the mining intelligence service available to subscribers.
With Africa Mining IQ, those interested in mining companies in Mpumalanga have a tangible resource which allows them to keep up-to-date with all projects.
- Africa Mining IQ is the ONLY online data provider to supply you with key contact details
- Access accurate data that will help you to grow your business within the Mpumalangan mining industry
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- Select and track relevant companies / projects / mines in Mpumalanga
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- History of Gold Mining in Ghana, Winfried Peters, Mining Engineer.