Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
Open Access

ISSN: 2381-8719

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Kuranchie FA

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana

  • Research Article   
    Environmental Impacts of Rock Blasting From Newmont Ahafo Mining In Asutifi North District, Ghana
    Author(s): Nyantakyi EK*, Muri M, Kuranchie FA, Agyei PA, Domfeh MK and Uba F

    The Newmont Ahafo Mine located at Kenyasi in the Ahafo Region of Ghana is primarily involved in gold mining using an open pit mining method. The process involves high levels of rock blasting. Blasting in surface mining is generally associated with several negative environmental impacts including excessive noise, ground vibration, structural damages and air pollution. This study was conducted to assess the environmental impact of rock blasting on the inhabitants of Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region. This was done by determining the frequency of rock blasting vibration and its environmental impact on the surrounding communities. Primary and secondary data were obtained through questionnaires, fieldwork and historic data obtained from the Newmont Ahafo Mine. The rock blasting vibrations, overpressure, frequency and dust concentration levels in sampled air from var.. View More»

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