Sunday, March 31, 2013

10 Largest Gold Mines

10 Largest Gold Mines



1. Grasberg Gold Mine is in the Indonesian province of Papua and produced 2,025,000 ounces of gold, according to the annual report of Rio Tinto Plc. The mine is majority owned by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Besides gold, it also produces silver and copper.
2. Muruntau Gold Mine is about 250 miles west of the capital in Uzbekistan. It is believed to have produced approximately 1,800,000 ounces of gold in 2012. The project is run by state-owned Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat.
3. Carlin-Nevada Complex is in Nevada and produced 1.735 million ounces in 2010. It is owned by Newmont Mining Corp. and includes both open-pit and underground operations.
4. Yanacocha Gold Mine is in northern Peru and is the largest gold mine in Latin America with 1.46 million in 2011. It is run by Newmont Mining and owned by Newmont Mining and Buenaventurda, a Peruvian company.
5. Goldstrike (Betze Post) Gold Mine is northwest of Elko, Nevada and produced 1.24 million ounces of gold in 2012. It is owned by Barrick Gold Corp.
6. Cortez Gold Mine -- This mine, which is southwest of Elko, Nev., produced 1.14 million ounces of gold last year. It is owned by Barrick Gold.
7. Veladero Gold Mine -- This mine, which is in Argentina, produced 1.12 million ounces of gold last year. It is owned by Barrick Gold Corp.
8. Lagunas Norte Gold Mine is in north-central Peru and produced 808,000 ounces of gold. It is owned by Barrick Gold.

9. Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guineau, produced 790,974 ounces of gold. It is owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd.

10. Super Pit/Kalgoorlie is an open-cut mine in Western Australia which produced 788,000. It is 50-50 owned by Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining.
Boddington, Australia. Gold Production 741,000 oz in 2011. Newmont Mining.