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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

Reuters  |  PANAJI, India 

By Rajendra JadhavPANAJI, India (Reuters) - Ghana's gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the environment, a government official said on Saturday.Total gold output from Africa's second largest producer was 4.1 million ounces in 2016, the highest level in nearly 40 years, up from 2.8 million ounces in 2015.The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo, who took office in January, has temporarily banned artisanal mining, or panning for gold, in a renewed effort to clamp down on those who ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 23:49 IST
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