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Mining And Cultural Geography In Ghana

  • mining and cultural geography in ghana
    mining and cultural geography in ghana

    Location and Geography. Ghana is located on the west coast of Africa, approximately midway between Senegal and Cameroon. ... Slaves were also used by the state for menial work such as porterage and mining. ... Infact Ghana has a rich culture through out the hole country.And especially the Ashanti culture .We have the great King of Ashanti ... Readmore

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  • KPMG GLOBAL MINING INSTITUTE Ghana
    KPMG GLOBAL MINING INSTITUTE Ghana

    Ghana mining guide . Country snapshot. 1,2,3,4. Ghana. 1 ,2,3 . Geography The republic of Ghana, commonly known as Ghana, is located in West Africa, with a 539 km coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana shares its border in the north with the republic of Burkina Faso, in the east with the republic of Togo, and in the west with the republic of Ivory Coast

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  • Culture of Ghana - history, people, clothing
    Culture of Ghana - history, people, clothing

    The land surface of 92,100 square miles (238,540 square kilometers) is dominated by the ancient Precambrian shield, which is rich in mineral resources, such as gold and diamonds. The land rises gradually to the north and does not reach

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  • (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of
    (PDF) Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of

    Jul 02, 2015 The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of

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  • Law, land and what lies beneath: exploring mining impacts
    Law, land and what lies beneath: exploring mining impacts

    Law, land and what lies beneath: exploring mining impacts on customary law and cultural heritage protection in Ghana and Western Australia Wazi Apoh Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana , Kirsty Wissing School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
    THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

    The focus has been on a mining community in Ghana called Kenyasi where mining is vigorously carried out by an American mining giant, Newmont Mining Corporation. The study investigates the real and latent impacts of mining activities on the community in the light of the numerous promises and prospects that mining is said to provide for communities

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  • UNIVERSITY OF GHANA DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
    UNIVERSITY OF GHANA DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

    university of ghana department of geography and resource development urban mining as a livelihood strategy: the case of scrap metal trade in tema-ashaiman metropolis. by agbeka joseph (10507195) this thesis submitted to the university of ghana, legon in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of mphil geography and resource

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining
    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining

    Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition

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  • Causes and Effects of Coastal Sand Mining in Ghana
    Causes and Effects of Coastal Sand Mining in Ghana

    Dec 19, 2002 Sand mining is a type of open-cast mining that provides material for the construction sector in Ghana. The construction sector in the coastal areas of Ghana relies heavily on coastal sand and pebbles in the building of houses, bridges and roads

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  • 12 Interesting Facts About Ghana – Afrikanza
    12 Interesting Facts About Ghana – Afrikanza

    Jun 11, 2018 Facts About Ghana's Culture, Geography, and History. Ghana is a West African nation bordered by Ivory Coast to the west, Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north and Gulf of Guinea to the south.. Formerly known as ‘Gold Coast’, Ghana has interesting things to

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  • Ghana: A History of Expansion and Contraction | SpringerLink
    Ghana: A History of Expansion and Contraction | SpringerLink

    May 05, 2020 Abstract. By discussing key moments and dynamics in the Ghanaian gold mining sector from around 1000 AD until the present, this chapter brings home how processes of expansion and contraction, as well as the relations between different mining actors (including industrial and ASGM miners), are articulated in an increasingly complex web of local, national

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  • Community health impacts of surface mining in the Upper
    Community health impacts of surface mining in the Upper

    Mar 07, 2017 The emergence of the gold mining industry and the influx of artisanal and small-scale mining following recent discoveries of gold deposits in Northern Ghana have posed new socio-cultural, economic, environment and health challenges for residents in this dry savannah zone that is already facing negative consequences of environmental change

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  • 7.3 West Africa – World Regional Geography
    7.3 West Africa – World Regional Geography

    Ghana was the first European colony to gain independence in Subsaharan Africa. Ghana remains a poor country, but it is endowed with natural resources. Even with half the population employed in agriculture, the country is experiencing positive economic growth. Gold and other mining operations contribute to the economy

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  • Ghana - The World Factbook
    Ghana - The World Factbook

    Nov 05, 2021 Ghana has a young age structure, with approximately 57% of the population under the age of 25. Its total fertility rate fell significantly during the 1980s and 1990s but has stalled at around four children per woman for the last few years. Fertility remains higher in the northern region than the Greater Accra region

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  • "Socio-ecological Analysis of Artisanal Gold Mining in
    "Socio-ecological Analysis of Artisanal Gold Mining in

    The surge in artisanal gold mining (AGM) activities and the associated environmental impact in Ghana have elicited several stakeholders' attempts to curb the problem. However, due to little understanding of the underlying issues, these efforts have been ineffective. This study aims to use a socio-ecological framework to analyze drivers of AGM activities, the environmental

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  • Geography for Kids: Ghana
    Geography for Kids: Ghana

    The Geography of Ghana Total Size: 239,460 square km Size Comparison: slightly smaller than Oregon Geographical Coordinates: 8 00 N, 2 00 W World Region or Continent: Africa General Terrain: mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area Geographical Low Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m Geographical High Point: Mount Afadjato 880 m Climate: tropical; warm

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  • Review of Ghana’s water resources: the quality and
    Review of Ghana’s water resources: the quality and

    Jun 01, 2018 Water is the most treasured natural resource in the Ghana culture. It is a traditional resource used to perform various functions like pouring libation aside from the domestic use (Ofori-Boateng 1977). The main supplies of water in the customary regime are springs, streams, rivers and wells though there are proliferation of dams and boreholes

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  • Mining And Cultural Geography In Ghana
    Mining And Cultural Geography In Ghana

    Mining And Cultural Geography In Ghana mining and cultural geography in ghana Indeed, we argue many SSM policy frameworks and programs mask the complex reality of “ontheground” mining assemblages in Ghana, including historicocultural mining practices, emergent sociotechnical innovations, spatiotemporal dynamics of nomadic smallscale miners and

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  • Facts, Geography About the West African Nation of Ghana
    Facts, Geography About the West African Nation of Ghana

    Sep 01, 2019 Geography and Climate of Ghana . Ghana's topography consists mainly of low plains but its south-central area does have a small plateau. Ghana is also home to Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake. Because Ghana is only a few degrees north of the Equator, its climate is considered tropical

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  • Impacts of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems in
    Impacts of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems in

    Mar 18, 2011 Adjei, E. 2007. Impact of mining on livelihoods of rural households. A case study of farmers in the Wassa Mining Region, Ghana. M. Phil., Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Adler, M., and C. Berke. 2006. Hilfe mit Risiken und Nebenwirkungen-Die makro konomischen Auswirkungen von mehr Geld f r Afrika

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  • Culture of Ghana - history, people, clothing, traditions
    Culture of Ghana - history, people, clothing, traditions

    Great Britain and Ghana: Documents of Ghana History, 1964. Nugent, Paul. Living in the Past: Urban, Rural, and Ethnic Themes in the 1992 and 1996 Elections in Ghana. Journal of Modern African Studies 37 (2): 287–319, 1999. Nukunya, G. A

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  • Harvesting mineral riches: 1000 years of gold mining in Ghana
    Harvesting mineral riches: 1000 years of gold mining in Ghana

    Mar 01, 2002 In fact, for over 1000 years, the Ancient Kingdom of Ghana, the former Gold Coast Colony, and present-day Ghana, have produced a substantial portion of the world’s gold. The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed sketch of the history of gold mining in the region. The paper charts the evolution of the West African gold trade from pre

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  • Strained relations: A critical analysis of the mining
    Strained relations: A critical analysis of the mining

    The government and BGL In Ghana, the large-scale mining sector is regulated by the Minerals and Mining Law (PNDCL 153), as amended by the Minerals and Mining Amendment Act 1993 (Act 475) and the provisions of the Constitution of 1992 (Article 156) e superimposed legislation that vests all mineral deposits in the president on behalf of, and in

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  • Africa: Human Geography | National Geographic Society
    Africa: Human Geography | National Geographic Society

    Jan 04, 2012 Cultural Geography Historic Cultures The African continent has a unique place in human history. Widely believed to be the “cradle of humankind,” Africa is the only continent with fossil evidence of human beings (Homo sapiens) and their ancestors through each key stage of

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  • 50 Interesting Facts About Ghana - The Fact File
    50 Interesting Facts About Ghana - The Fact File

    Feb 15, 2020 The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. With these 50 interesting facts about Ghana, let’s learn more about its: history, culture, geography, people, economy, food, traditions and more. Facts about culture and tradition. 1

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  • (PDF) EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL SCLALE GOLD MINING
    (PDF) EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL SMALL SCLALE GOLD MINING

    Apart from the formal large scale commercial mining sector, Ghana‘s mining sector is also characterized by a rudimentary labour intensive small scale mining. Whereas about 200,000 Ghanaians are directly engaged in the extraction of gold and diamond within the small scale mining sector, the majority are illegal operators who resort to small

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  • Chinese participation in Ghana's informal gold mining
    Chinese participation in Ghana's informal gold mining

    Apr 01, 2014 The informal character of Ghana's gold mining economy has been heavily overlooked in discussions on the growing population of Chinese galamsey operators. 2.2. Accounting for the Chinese ‘Presence’ in sub-Saharan Africa. The local press has become the primary source of information about the growing Chinese presence in Ghana's galamsey

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