When it comes to gold mining, Africa is the hotspot. The region is home to many exploration companies and major international organizations focused on extracting precious metals. Below are the top ten gold producers in Africa;
10. Côte d'Ivoire
The West African country produces ten metric tons per year and is ranked 32nd in the world.
This East Africa country recently opened its mines to the world. They produce 12 metric tons per year and are ranked 29th in the world.
This West African country produces approximately 14 metric tons of gold per year and is ranked 26th in the world. Its production is expected to rise slightly following the expansion and development of new projects in the country.
They produce 15 metric tons of gold per year with an ongoing decline in production as a result of political unrest in the country. They are currently ranked 25th in the world.
This small West African Country produces 16.5 metric tons of gold per year and is ranked 23rd in the world.
5. Burkina Faso
This West African country produces 27 metric tons per year and is ranked 22nd in the world ranking.
This West African country is rapidly becoming a major gold producer with several new mines cropping up. They produce 40 metric tons of gold per year and are ranked 20th in the world.
This East African country is also rapidly becoming an emerging gold producer in Africa. Gold production rose to 44 metric tons following the development of new mines. They comfortably sit at number 18 in the world ranking.
The country is famously known as the gold coast. They produce over 90 metric tons of gold per year making them sit at 10th position in the world.
1. South Africa
South Africa produces a massive 160 metric tons of gold per year. They hold 35% of the global gold resources and export 99% of their gold. They are ranked 6th in the world ranking.
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