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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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Famous Gold Mines Chart
la herradura mine

la herradura mine

The La Herradura mining operation is located 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Mesquite in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. It is also 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Caborca and 20 kilometers form the coast of the Gulf of California.The mine is in Mexico's Sonora desert. La Herradura comprises an open pit operations with run of mine heap leach processing. It has been in operation since 1998.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): To 2016
Reserves/Resources: 2.33 Moz gold (Dec 31, 2011, proven and probable reserves)
Products: 481.8 koz gold (2011)
Owner: Newmont Mining Corp. - 44% Fresnillo Plc - 56%
country/region: MEXICO
Continent: North America

Gatsuurt Gold Mine

Gatsuurt Gold Mine

Gatsuurt Gold Mine is an open-pit gold mining site in Mongolia located about 110 km (70 mi) N of the capital Ulaanbaatar in Mandal sum (district) of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia.Alluvial gold in the region was first discovered in the1970s. It resulted in placer mining operations that continued until 2002.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): 6
Reserves/Resources: 1.3 Moz Probable, 0.5 Moz Measured & Indicated
Products: 181,500 oz (avg. annual)
Owner: Centerra Gold Inc.
country/region: MONGOLIA
Continent: Asia

Navachab Gold Mine

Navachab Gold Mine

The Navachab Gold Mine is an open-pit gold mine situated near Karibib, in the Erongo Region of Namibia.It is located 10 km southwest of Karibib and 170 km west-northwest of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.The mine is the only gold mine in Namibia.The Navachab gold deposit was discovered in October 1984 as a result of an exploration programme conducted.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): To 2042
Reserves/Resources: Gold - 2.05 Moz (Dec 31, 2011, proven & probable)
Products: Gold - 66k oz in 2011
Owner: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd - 100%
country/region: NAMIBIA
Continent: Africa

Lihir Gold Mine

Lihir Gold Mine

Lihir Gold's operation is located on Niolam Island, 900 kilometres north of Port Moresby in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea.The ore body was discovered in 1982 and exploration was conducted between 1983 and 1995 when construction of the mine and process plant commenced. Production began in May 1997, and since that time the mine has produced more than seven million ounces of gold.
Mining Method: open pit
Commodity: Gold
Estimated Mine Life(yrs): To 2023
Reserves/Resources: Gold - 31 Moz (June 30, 2011)
Products: Gold - 700k oz per annum
Owner: Newcrest Mining Ltd. - 100%
country/region: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Continent: Oceania

Porgera gold mine

Porgera gold mine

The Porgera Gold Mine is a large gold and silver mining operation in Enga province, Papua New Guinea (PNG), located at the head of the Porgera Valley. The mine is situated in the rain forest covered highlands at an altitude of 2,200 to 2,700 m, in a region of high rainfall, landslides, and frequent earthquakes.Porgera Gold Mine is the second largest mine in Papua New Guinea and is regarded as one of the world's top ten producing gold mines.
Mining Method: Open Pit & Underground
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Reserves/Resources: Gold - 7.4m oz Total (2010 proven and probable reserves)
Products: Gold - 519k oz in 2010
Owner: Barrick (95%)
country/region: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Continent: Oceania

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