Most of the North Western parts of the district lie within the gold belt. Town such as Mem, Hwidiem, Asokwa, Appiakrom, Nyankomase and Fumso Ketewa have been identified as having gold and diamond deposits.
There are large deposits of high quality clay and sand around Asokwa. Despite the presence of these rich resources. Meaningful mining or extraction activities are yet to be carried out in the district. Knowledge of soil types in an area is an important pre-requisite for developing planning since it helps to advise on the type of crops the soil can support.
This is particularly true for the district since more than half of the population depend on farming for their livelihood.
The Agricultural Extension Department of the district describes the soil as very fertile with a high humus content, which have the capacity to support tree crops such as cocoa, oil palm, cola nuts as well as staples such as cassava, plantain and a variety of vegetables.