Prestea

Producer in Ashanti, Ghana with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10081076
MRDS ID W032775
Record type Site
Current site name Prestea
Alternate or previous names State Gold Mining-Prestea Field

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -2.13189, 5.45119 (WGS84)
Relative position 150 KM W OF ACCARA
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Geographic areas

Country State
Ghana Ashanti

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Ankerite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Rutile Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock
    Rock unit name Dixcove Granite;Basic Dikes
    Rock description Dixcove Granite;Basic Dikes
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Phyllite
    Rock unit name Birimian System
    Rock description Birimian System

Nearby scientific data

(1) -2.13189, 5.45119

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Shear Zones In Several Horizons

Ore body information

  • General form LENSES
    Strike NE
    Dip STEEP
    Thickness 10.67M
    Length 914.4M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Contacts Of Lower And Upper Birimian Rocks

Comments on the geologic information

  • GENERALIZED (REGIONAL) DESCRIPTIONS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Bogosu-Prestea-Tarkwa District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Ghana State Gold Mining Corp.

Production statistics

  • Year 1961
    Material AU
    Description Ap_Grade: ^Grade 6 Dwt Per Ton
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Gold Gold 6g/mt

Comments on the workings information

  • 4 SHAFTS

Comments on development

  • MILL.CAP: 900 ; ECON.YEAR: 1978

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W032775

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DEKUN, NICOLAS, 1965, MINERAL RESOURCES OF AFRICA: ELSEVIER PUB. CO., AMSTERDAM, 740 P.

  • Deposit

    E/MJ 1978; WAR MINERALS REPORT 1976-1977

  • Deposit

    BOYLE, R.W., 1979, THE GEOCHEMISTRY OF GOLD AND ITS DEPOSITS (TOGETHER WITH A CHAPTER ON GEOCHEMICAL PROSPECTING FOR THE ELEMENT): GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA BULLETIN 280, 584 P.

  • Deposit

    KESSE, G.O., 1984, THE OCCURRENCE OF GOLD IN GHANA, IN FOSTER, R.P., ED., GOLD '82: THE GEOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY AND GENESIS OF GOLD DEPOSITS: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ZIMBABWE SPECIAL PUBLICATION 1, P. 645-660.

  • Production

    E/MJ 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AU CONTENT IS HIGHEST WHERE LARGE FRACTURED VEINS/LENSES OF QUARTZ.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1980 Gassaway, Judith S. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAR-1988 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey