Tarkwa is located in south-western Ghana approximately 300km by road west of Accra, the capital, at latitude 5°15'N and longitude 2°00'W. The Tarkwa gold mine is located 4km west of the town of Tarkwa with good access roads and an established infrastructure.
Tarkwa Mine has the distinction of being one of the largest gold mines in South Ghana. Approximately 24 tons of gold is produced annually, and 100 million tons of earth is moved to achieve this production rate. The Iduapriem Gold Mine is also located near Tarkwa, 10 km south of the town.