Newmont’s Ahafo South Gold Mining Project In Ghana
La Belle was a mining town eight miles northeast of Red River which had a post office from 1895 1901. As a gold mining camp, it was named after Belle Dixon in 1894, who was the wife of one of the original investors in the mining area. Within one year there were eighty buildings and six hundred residents, including twelve women – wives of miners.Jun 12, 2019 Analysis of soil samples around pristine and major gold mining areas in Ghana was carried out for heavy metals as part of a larger soil contamination and metal background study. The surface soil samples were digested using microwave digester (aqua regia) and analyzed with ICP MS for As, Cd, Hg, Zn, Co, Cu, Mn, Fe, Al, V, Cr, and Pb. The average concentrations (mg L) for the metals.