Ancient Gold Mines in Africa | Study.com
The Ashanti Goldfields Corporation is a gold mining company based in Ghana that was founded by Joseph Ellis and Joseph Biney both from Cape Coast. The Ashanti Mine, located at Obuasi, 56 km south of Kumasi, has been producing since 1897.The mine is sited on one of the world's major gold deposits and is one of the ten largest in the world. In 1994, the Ghana … Over the years, Zimbabwe managed to produce an average of 17 tonnes per year only, meaning less than 600 tonnes of the yellow metal have been exploited since independence. Gold production reached a 27,1 tonne peak in 1999, but later tumbled to a low of approximately 3,5 tonnes at the height of Zimbabwe's economic crisis in 2008.