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Placer Dome Cortez Gold Mine – Cortez – Nevada

Producer of



Nevada, USA


Barrick Gold Corp. (60%) Rio Tinto (40%) as Kennecott Minerals Co (Rio Tinto held 40% share until Feb 2008).

Geology type

Disseminated, carbonate-hosted, sub-microscopic gold

Mineral type


Reserve base

234Mt grading 1.4 g/t Au, containing 7.8Moz Au (2005)

Annual production

904,000oz Au (2005)

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Crushing, grinding and carbon-in-leach gold recovery



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