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The Economic and Environmental Impacts on Clay Harvesting at Abonko in the Mfantsiman West District of Central Region, Ghana

  title={The Economic and Environmental Impacts on Clay Harvesting at Abonko in the Mfantsiman West District of Central Region, Ghana},
  author={Kofi Asante-Kyei and A. Addae},
  journal={American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences},
  • Kofi Asante-Kyei, A. Addae
  • Published 2016
  • Engineering
  • American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences
Basically, clay is a natural earth material with plastic properties. It becomes cohesive when kneaded, expands when wet, shrinks when dry and gains strength when fired. In Ghana, Clay is a widely distributed and abundant natural mineral resource for mainly industrial and economic importance for variety of uses. In Ghana, the most common and famous way of clay harvesting is by open pit method. Most clay harvesters normally abandon the harvested site after their harvesting activities without any… Expand

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