AngloGold Ashanti currently has two wholly owned and managed operations in Ghana. The operations are located in the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana, and were acquired following a merger between the former AngloGold Limited of South Africa and Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited of Ghana. The new entity, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, was formed in April 2004.
Iduapriem Mine, which comprises the Iduapriem and Teberebie properties in a 110km2 concession, is located in the Western Region of Ghana, some 70km north of the coastal city of Takoradi and about 10km south-west of the Tarkwa mine. Iduapriem Mine is an open-pit mine and its processing facilities include a carbonin-pulp (CIP) plant with a gravity circuit. The gravity feed recovers about 30% of the gold with the remainder recovered by the CIP plant.
Obuasi Gold Mine, which has been primarily an underground operation, mining to a depth of 1,500m, is located in the Ashanti Region, approximately 60km south of Kumasi. Limited mining operations have ceased and the mine is currently on care and maintenance.