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30 Insane Facts About Ghanaian Gold

30 Insane Facts About Ghanaian Gold

February 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Whilst Ghana’s economy is enjoying a boom due to the modern day gold rush, the mining industry has had a significant impact on the environment. Local workers, known as galamseys, use mercury during ore processing. This pollutes the land and water and results in serious illness for the workers. Learn this and other insane facts about Ghanaian gold in the following infographic by 911 Metalurgist.