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Akyiempim Wassa Gold Mine, Akyempim, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 29' 39'' North , 1° 43' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.49417,-1.71806
GeoHash:G#: ebyz2bhvy
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Elevation, 113 m. asl.
Gold Mine.

Regions containing this locality

West Africa

UN Subregion - 510 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Kesse, G.O. (1985)
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference: From USGS MRDS database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au

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

List of minerals for each chemical element

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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