Thursday, May 2, 2013

World's Top Gold Mines

The Grasberg Gold Mine is in the remote highlands of the Sudirman Mountain Range in the province of Papua, Indonesia.
It produced 2,025,000 ounces of gold in 2011. The mine is majority owned by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. It is the 3rd largest copper mine on earth.
The 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.
The 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.
The Yanacocha Gold Mine is in northern Peru and is the largest gold mine in Latin America with 1.46 million ounces produced in 2011. It is run by Newmont Mining and owned by Newmont Mining and Buenaventurda, a Peruvian company.
The 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.
The Cortez Gold Mine is southwest of Elko, Nevada and produced 1.14 million ounces of gold last year. It is owned by Barrick Gold.
The Veladero Gold Mine is in Argentina and produced 1.12 million ounces of gold last year. It is owned by Barrick Gold Corp.