Ghana has a long and prosperous mining history. More than 100 years ago, it was one of the first countries in West Africa to explore gold mining. An estimated $6.7 billion was invested in Ghana's mining and minerals sector between 1994 and 2008. This large influx of capital boosted the productivity of the industry. The Jospong Group and its partners are playing a significant roles in this industry and now is a very exciting time to enter the mining and quarrying industry as market prices are high and Ghana's mineral and stone deposits run deep.