Impact of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems in Western Ghana
This paper uses satellite images to map land cover change to better understand the livelihood implications of mining-related land use change. The authors suggest that the environmental and social costs of Ghana's gold boom may be much higher than previously thought.
Schueler, V., Kuemmerle, T. & Schröder, H. 2011, Impacts of Surface Gold Mining on Land Use Systems in Western Ghana, AMBIO, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 528-539.