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Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana

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View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Bogosi-Prestea gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Prestea Mine, Bogoso-Prestea area, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 26' 15'' North , 2° 7' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.43754,-2.13199
GeoHash:G#: ebyqzmzec
Other regions containing this locality:West Africa
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


A gold mine owned by State Gold Mines Corp. Produced 640 kg Au (1983); 634 kg (1984).


Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306446

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184860
Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate,greywacke,argillite

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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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- Mining Annual Review (1985): 448.
- Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralogical siting and distribution of gold in quartz veins and sulfide ores of the Ashanti mine and other deposits in the Ashanti belt of Ghana: genetic implications. Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
- Schmidt Mumm, A., Oberthür, T., Vetter, U., and Blenkinsop, T.G. (1997): High CO2 content of fluid inclusions in gold mineralisations in the Ashanti Belt, Ghana: a new category of ore forming fluids? Mineralium Deposita 32, 107-118.

 
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