This remarkable volume provides a fascinating and extremely comprehensive review of the mining industry of a relatively small country that has nevertheless played such an important role in the socio-economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa since the earliest days of gold exploitation by the region’s indigenous peoples ca. 600 A.D. The two editors, geologist Martin Prendergast and mining engineer John Holloway, have had long career involvement with the country and were well placed to identify and solicit contributions from key professionals with the appropriate hands-on knowledge of the industry to ensure a detailed yet well-balanced record.

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