GOLD

Touted as having as much as 70 percent of West Africa's gold deposits, Ghana has, for centuries, attracted numerous foreigners seeking to trade and invest in its mineral riches. About one-sixth of the country contains extractable gold, and certain regions hold rich diamond reserves.Southern Ghana is said to be the destination with the most gold mining potential in the country. This is where one of Ghana's largest gold mines is located. This is based in Tarkwa- a major center for gold and manganese mining.