Apart from cocoa and its derivatives and timber and its products, minerals account for the largest share of Ghana’s exports (see Table 10.2). The principal minerals are gold, diamond, manganese and bauxite. Other important minerals which have potential for the future are petroleum, limestone, iron ore, industrial clays (ball clay, kaolin, feldspar, silica sand), mica, refractories and some abrasive minerals. Some of these, including petroleum, ball clay, kaolin and feldspar, are currently mined only on a small scale.
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