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Asanko Gold Mine (Nkran pit; Nkran deposit), Western Region, Ghana

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 6° 20' 26'' North , 1° 59' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 6.34058,-1.98557
GeoHash:G#: ecns4f60s
Other regions containing this locality:West Africa
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Gold mine opened by Resolute Mining in 1997.
Located 40 km NW of Obuasi and 215 km north-west of Accra.



Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

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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