Mining

  • M. M. Huq

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Clay Carbide Europe Petroleum Manganese 

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Notes and References

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    Government of Ghana, Five-Year Development Plan (1975–76 to 1979–80) Part II, p. ix.Google Scholar

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© M. M. Huq 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Huq
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

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