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Ghana hits iron ore in Northern Region

Ghana is reported to have found large deposits of iron ore in the Northern Region.

According to a Daily Graphic report dated Tuesday February 1, 2011, geochemical exploration undertaken along the eastern corridor of the region by Inland Ghana Mines Ltd, a mining firm revealed that there are large deposits of iron ore at Shieni and its environs.

“Our company started prospecting for the minerals in the Shieni area in 2008 after obtaining a due diligence permit from the Ministry of Mines”, the newspaper said citing Mr Amos Owusu Boateng, Country Manager of Inland Ghana Limited.

The newspaper said aside iron, there are traces of silica, aluminium, copper, manganese and chrome been found, but these are subject to further laboratory examination to verify whether they are in commercial quantities and can be mined.

By Ekow Quandzie

source: ghanabusinessnews

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