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June 3, 2022updated 13 Jun 2022 8:07am

World’s ten largest gold mines in 2021

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest gold mines by production across the world in 2021, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Muruntau Mine

The Muruntau Mine is a surface mine situated in Navoiy Viloyati, Uzbekistan. Owned by Navoi Mining & Metallurgy Combinat, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 1,929 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine will operate until 2032.

2. Carlin Mine

Located in Nevada, United States, the Carlin Mine is owned by Barrick Gold . The surface and underground mine produced an estimated 1,333 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine will operate until 2032.

3. Olimpiada Mine

The Olimpiada Mine is a surface mine located in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. Owned by Polyus , the brownfield mine produced an estimated 1,098 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine will operate until 2030.

4. Shaxi Copper Mine

Owned by Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group , the Shaxi Copper Mine is an underground mine situated in Anhui, China. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 946.4 thousand ounces of gold in 2021.

5. Pueblo Viejo Mine

The Pueblo Viejo Mine is a surface mine situated in Sanchez Ramirez, Dominican Republic. Owned by Barrick Gold , the brownfield mine produced an estimated 876 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine is expected to operate until 2040.

6. Kibali Mine

The Kibali Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Owned by AngloGold Ashanti , the greenfield mine produced an estimated 803.9 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine will operate until 2036.

7. Cadia Mine

Located in New South Wales, Australia, the Cadia Mine is owned by Newcrest Mining . The underground mine produced an estimated 764.9 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine will operate until 2047.

8. Lihir Mine

The Lihir Mine is a surface mine located in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. Owned by Newcrest Mining , the brownfield mine produced an estimated 737.1 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine will operate until 2049.

9. Cortez Mine

Owned by Barrick Gold , the Cortez Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Nevada, United States. The brownfield mine produced an estimated 735.3 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The expected mine closure date is 2031.

10. Loulo-Gounkoto Mine

The Loulo-Gounkoto Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Kayes, Mali. Owned by Barrick Gold , the brownfield mine produced an estimated 721.5 thousand ounces of gold in 2021. The mine is expected to operate until 2027.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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