Gold is wealth. It can be saved or melted to make pieces of jewelry. The high demand for this natural resource has made its mining a global business with operations on every continent except Antarctica.
In Africa, South Africa takes the lead as the country with the largest gold production. According to some reports, about one-tenth of global gold reserves are located in the country, with the Witwatersrand Basin considered one of the largest gold resources in the world.
Here are Africa’s largest gold producers:
1. South Africa – 110 tonnes
2. Ghana – 90 tonnes
3. Mali – 66.2 tonnes
4. Burkina Faso – 56.675 tonnes
5. Cote d’Ivoire – 48 tonnes
6. Sudan – 41.8 tonnes
7. Tanzania -38.2 tonnes
8. Zimbabwe – 35.38 tonnes
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