Australia's Azumah Resources has taken a decision to commence surface mining for gold in Ghana by 2020. The company already has a mining licence from the Minerals Commission and now it has been offered specific concessionary areas in Kunche-Bekpong in the Nadowli-Kaleo District and Julie near Danyorkura in the Wa East District.
Azumah Resources has drilled several holes into their concessions and extracted the deposits, analysed them and established that the two sites in the Nadowli-Kaleo and Wa-East districts possess gold mineral in commercial quantities.
Conducting the Daily Graphic around the two sites, Mr Jonathan Hunt, the Exploration Manager of the Australian firm said the company adopted the name Azuma from the renowned Ghanaian World Super Feather Weight Champion, Azumah Nelson who won the title bout after knocking down their compatriot Jeff Fenech in Australia many years ago, as reported by Graphic Online.
"At the moment, we are just going to start with surface mining which will cover about 750 metres deep, but when we detect that there are more gold deposits beyond 750 metres deep, then we shall do underground mining," he opined. Hunt said the company's activities so far have been funded by its shareholders and investors in Australia.