The paper outlines the work undertaken by AngloGold Ashanti at the Homasi gold mine in Ghana to convert a mined-out pit into a community asset. The project entailed: conversion of the pit into an aquaculture fish producing facility; stabilise all the slopes and revegetate the area using indigenous forest trees; convert part of the pit banks into a beach with well-engineered slopes and summer huts; and to add 30 self-catering chalets, a swimming pool, gymnasium and a football field. When completed, the facility will also include a scarp-walkway across the 120m span of the pit.
Darpaah, G. A.,Theunissen, A. Ohene-Adu, N. H., and Owusu-Yeboah, P. (2009). Turning a mined-out pit into an aesthetically acceptable community asset - A novel appraoch to mine closure in Ghana, West Africa. In A. B. Fourie & M. Tibbett (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth (pp. 389-401).