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Anglo American Gold and Silver Mine

Producer of

Gold and silver

Location

Patagonia, Argentina

Ownership

AngloGold Ashanti (92.5%), Fomicruz (7.5%)

Geology

Vein swarm in fractured Jurassic ignimbrite sequence

Mineral types

Native gold and silver

Reserves

6.5Mt at 6.91g/t gold (2005)

Production

228,100oz gold, plus silver (2005)

Mining

Multiple conventional open pits

Processing

Crushing, blending, grinding with silver recovery, CIL gold recovery, Merrill-Crowe precipitation and doré smelting

Employment

390 plus 400 contract workers

Mining

Caterpillar wheel loaders

Ore handling

Krupp Robins materials handling system

Temcor ore storage building
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