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Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghanai
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Dunkwa- not defined -
Ashanti gold beltBelt
Western RegionRegion
GhanaCountry

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View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
View of the Dunkwa placer gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Dunkwa State Gold mine, Dunkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
5° 58' 11'' North , 1° 47' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dunkwa33,379 (2018)1.3km
Obuase137,856 (2017)28.9km


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African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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4 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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]

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