|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||5° 16' 59'' North , 1° 58' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||5.28333,-1.96667|
|Other regions containing this locality:||West Africa|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
Metamorphic carbonate-type manganese deposit, discovered in 1914 and mined from an open pit since 1917. The deposit consists of a manganese oxide zone, which is now mined out, and an underlying manganese carbonate zone which was discovered in 1968.
Owned by the African Manganese Co. from 1923, then owned by Ghana National Manganese Corp. Produced 267,996 tons of ore (1984).
Located about 20 km SE of Tarkwa.
40 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Statherian - Paleoproterozoic|
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
2050 - 2300 Ma