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Newmont Gold Minera Gold Mine – Minera Yanacocha – Peru

Producer of



Cajamarca, Peru


Minera Yanacocha, held by: Newmont Mining Corp. (51.35%); Minas Buenaventura (43.65%); International Finance Corp (5%)

Geology type

Gold associated with Tertiary andesitic domes

Mineral type

Silica-hosted Au

Reserve base

32.6Moz Au (2005)

Annual production

3.3Moz gold (2005)

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Heap leaching producing doré bars for refining overseas



Key equipment (contractors)

Kilborn Engineering (plant)

Water Management Consultants (water supply)

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