Ghana is also endowed with deposits of iron ore, limestone, columbite-tantalite, feldspar, quartz and salt, and there are also minor deposits of ilmenite, magnetite and rutile. Some of these industrial minerals - eg brown clays, kaolin and silica sand are being exploited on small scale to supply local industries.
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Baryte, barite or barytes (/ ˈ b ær aɪ t, ˈ b ɛər-/ or / b ə ˈ r aɪ t iː z /) is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate (Ba S O 4). Baryte is generally white or colorless, and is the main source of the element barium.The baryte group consists of baryte, celestine (strontium sulfate), anglesite (lead sulfate), and anhydrite (calcium sulfate). Baryte and celestine form a solid solution ...
The price of the tantalite is very much dependent on the demand as well. The price of tantalite ore rose from about $75 per kilo in 2010 to more than $270 per kilo on 2011 and 2012. But the price has dropped since then. However, some experts point to expected growth in the electronics, aerospace, and power industry to boost the price back up.