Camye world's largest gold-mining operation

Over the past 5 years, the price of gold has increased almost twice, creating an incredible interest in trading this valuable metal. The daily turnover of gold trading on the London Bullion Market speculative is about $ 75 billion. Despite the high demand of gold in the world is not so much. According to some estimates, all the gold ever mined in the history of mankind, would fill only two Olympic swimming pools. Now the land is only about 51,000 tons of gold and gold mining, as a century ago, is still a very profitable business. We present you a selection of the ten world's largest gold-mining operation. Thus in this list are only private mines.





1st place: Grasberg
Location: Papua, Indonesia
The volume of production in 2001: 40,936,699 g
Size: 213,431 hectares
Active miners: reeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Type of mining operations: open pit and underground development
(Freeport-McMoRan)




2nd place: Cortez Location: Elko, Nevada
The volume of production in 2001: 40,284,661 g
Active miners:
Type of mining operations: Quarry
(Barrick Gold)




3rd place: Yanacocha Location: Kayyamarka, Peru
The volume of production in 2001: 36,655,923 g
Size: 248 638 859 m2
Active miners: Newmont Mining; Buenaventura; World Bank
Type of mining operations: Quarry
(Newmont Mining)




4th place: Goldstrike Location: District Evreka and Elko, Nevada
The volume of production in 2001: 30,844,272 g
Active miners: Barrick Gold
Type of mining operations: open pit and underground development
(Barrick Gold)




5th place: Veladero Location: San Juan, Argentina
The volume of production in 2001: 27,130,486 g
Active miners: Barrick Gold
Type of mining operations: open development
(Barrick Gold)



6th place: River Waal Location: Klerksdorp, South Africa
The volume of production in 2001: 23,558,447 g
Size: 14,602 hectares
Active miners: AngloGold Ashanti
Type of mining operations: underground mining
(AngloGold Ashanti)



7th place: West Witts Location: Carletonville, South Africa
The volume of production in 2001: 22,452,816 g
Size: 4,188 hectares
Active miners: AngloGold Ashanti
Type of mining operations: underground mining
(AngloGold Ashanti)



8th place: Lagunas Norte Location: Santiago de Chuco, Peru
The volume of production in 2001: 21,829,126 g
Active miners: Barrick Gold
Type of mining operations: open pit
(Barrick Gold Corp.)



9th place: Kalgoorlie Location: Kalgoorlie, Australia
The volume of production in 2011: 21,262,136 g
Active miners: Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining
Type of mining operations: open pit
(Barrick Gold Corp.)



10th place: Boddington Location: Boddington, Australia
The volume of production in 2011: 21,006,990 g
Active miners: the company «Newmont Mining»
Type of mining operations: open pit (Newmont Mining Corp.)



Source: bigpicture.ru

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