Yanacocha is a gold mine in northern Peru, considered to be the second largest gold mine in the world, producing over US$7 billion worth of gold to date.The mine is located high in the Andes Mountains, 28 miles north of Cajamarca and 375 miles north of Lima.
Mining Method: open pit
Reserves/Resources: 60mt @0.93g/t (Dec 31, 2009, proven and probable reserves)
Products: Gold, 64t in 2009
Owner: Newmont (51.35%), Buenaventura (43.65%), IFC (5%)
Continent: South America