10 Most Mineral-Rich Countries In Africa

Written by Keren Mikva


Ghana – Gold

Ghana’s export trade is significantly bolstered by its mineral riches — 37 percent of total exports are minerals. Ghana is Africa’s second-largest producer of gold after South Africa, and holds more than 15 percent of the continent’s supply. Of the country’s mineral exports, gold contributes more than 90 percent. Ghana has also begun exploring further when it comes to mining its bauxite, manganese, and diamond reserves, but gold remains the focus.