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Mining

  • Mozammel Huq
  • Michael Tribe
Chapter

Abstract

Along with cocoa and timber, minerals account for the largest share of Ghana’s exports (see Chap.  12). Ghana’s major mineral exports were gold, diamond, manganese and bauxite for a long time until the recent emergence of oil as an important mineral export. Other important minerals which have potential for the future are iron ore, industrial clays (ball clay, kaolin, feldspar, silica sand), mica, refractories and some abrasive minerals. Some of these, including limestone and lime, lead, ball clay, kaolin and feldspar, are currently mined only on a small scale.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mozammel Huq
    • 1
  • Michael Tribe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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