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Keywords: Arsenic, heavy metals, mine tailings, gold mining, Obuasi, Ghana I. INTRODUCTION Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, is an important gold mining country located in the western part of Africa. Commercial scale gold mining predates the late 19th century. The Ashanti and Western regions are the major gold mining locations.Aug 07, 2021 Obuasi Gold Mine is one of the world’s largest gold ore bodies, with 29.5Moz of Mineral Resource, at an average grade of 7.64 grams per tonne and 8.7Moz of Ore Reserve at an average grade of 8.6 grams per tonne. Obuasi, an underground operation, mining to a depth of 1,500m, is in the Ashanti region, approximately 60km south of Kumasi.