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Famous Gold Mines Chart (A Searchable Collection of Famous Gold Mines in the World)

This is a searchable collection of  famous gold mines in the world. Gold has long been one of mankind’s most prized possessions. There are about 51 000 tons of gold left in the bowels of the earth. So that is why gold mining remains very profitable business.Mining gold today often becomes monumental undertakings, truly some of man’s greatest engineering feats.The chart is resource for gold buying and producer.
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Cerro Casale Mine

Cerro Casale Mine

Cerro Casale is a porphyry gold-copper mining project located in northern Chile, South America in mountainous terrain with elevations ranging from 3,800 to 4,400 m. It is located 145 km southeast of the city of Copiapo.Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves estimated for 23.2 Moz contained gold and 5.8 Mlb contained copper. Proposed mine life based on the current mineral reserve is 20 years for the mine and 18 years for the process plant. Pre-stripping would start in 2012.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold, Copper
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): 20
Reserves/Resources: 1,212,885 t grading 0.59 g/t gold 0.22% Copper 1.51 g/t Silver containing 23.17 Moz gold 5,782 Mlbs Copper 58.720 Moz Silver (Reserves - Feb/10)
Products: 16.8 Moz gold4,832 Mlb Copper 36.5 Moz Silver (over the LOM)
Owner: Barrick Gold Corp (75%), Kinross Gold Corp (30%)
country/region: CHILE
Continent: South America

El Morro Development Mine

El Morro Development Mine

The project is located in the Municipality of Alto del Carmen, Huasco Province, Third Region of Atacama in northern Chile.The El Morro District sits at the center of a tectonic depression enclosed to the west by the west dipping Cazadero fault and, to the east by the east dipping Cantaritos fault.It contains proven and probable reserves of 6.7 million ounces of gold and 5.7 billion pounds of copper with an additional 2.2 million ounces of gold and 1.0 billion pounds of copper in the measured and indicated resource categories.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold, Copper
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): 14
Reserves/Resources: 450 Mt at 0.58% copper, 0.46 g/t gold for 6.7 Moz gold & 5.7 Billion lb copper (Reserves - Dec/09)
Products: 480,000 oz gold, 407 million lbs copper (est. annual average)
Owner: Goldcorp Inc. (70%), New Gold Inc. (30%)
country/region: CHILE
Continent: South America

La Coipa Mine

La Coipa Mine

The La Coipa open pit mine is located in the Atacama Region of northern Chile, approximately 1,000 kilometres north of Santiago and 140 kilometres northwest of the community of Copiap.The mine operates three open pits: Ladera Ferellon, Coipa Norte and Puren.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): To 2011 if no new reserve found
Reserves/Resources: 1.1moz @1.3g/t Au 38 moz @44g/t Ag (Dec 31, 2009, proven and probable reserves)
Products: 231 koz Au (2009) 105t Ag (2008)
Owner: Kinross
country/region: CHILE
Continent: South America

Maricunga Mine

Maricunga Mine

The Maricunga open pit mine is located in the Maricunga mining district in central-east Chile. The property is approximately 120 kilometres east of Copiap and is between 4,200 metres and 4,500 metres above sea level.The Verde and Pancho gold deposits at Maricunga occur in the Maricunga Gold Belt of the high Andes in northern Chile. Since 1980, a total of 40 million ounces of gold have been defined in the belt,.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): to 2024
Reserves/Resources: Gold 6.4m oz (Dec 31, 2009, proven and probable reserves)
Products: Gold 234k oz in 2009
Owner: Kinross
country/region: CHILE
Continent: South America

Pascua Lama

Pascua Lama

Pascua-Lama is an open pit mining project of gold, silver, copper and other minerals. Pascua Lama is located in the Andes mountains, in the southern reaches of Atacama Desert, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina at an altitude of over 4,500 metres.The gold-silver deposit was discovered in 1977 by St. Joe and CMSA. Barrick acquired the project in 1994.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): 25
Start Date: 2013
Reserves/Resources: 17.8 Moz gold and 718 Moz silver (Dec31/2009)
Products: 14 Moz gold and 494 Moz silver (over the LOM)
Owner: Barrick Gold
country/region: CHILE
Continent: South America

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