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Ghana’s mineral sector is dominated by gold mining, with activity stretching back over 1,000 years. Gold extracted by ASM accounts for approximately 30% of annual mineral production, with diamonds being the second most important in terms of export value. Ghana’s ASM activities are also essential to the production of a (currently) unquantified amount of construction materials, such as sand, clays, and gravels found throughout the country, as well for salt winning, which is produced largely through solar evaporation along coastal regions.


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Artisanal salt miners, Keta, Volta Region
Photo by James McQuilken


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The data presented in this Version 1 of the Delve platform are from secondary sources and reflect data availability on the ASM sector. All data, countries and minerals are not yet represented. Data will be added on an ongoing basis as the global data gap on ASM continues to be filled. Visualizations created with Highcharts.com under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-NonCommercial license.

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