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Gold Mine – Zarafshan-Newmont – Uzbekistan

Producer of

Gold

Location

400km west of Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Ownership

Uzbek government

Geology type

Stockpiled low-grade gold-bearing material

Mineral type

Low-grade oxidised gold ore

Reserve base

3.4Moz Au (2005)

Annual production

245,000oz Au (2005); 420,000oz (2004)

Mining method

Stockpile rehandling only

Processing method

Crushing and screening, heap leaching/precipitation and doré smelting

Employment

725

Stockpile

Nordberg Lokotrack 160 mobile crusher

Nordberg crushing and screening package

Laurel Engineering conveyors and stackers

Prime contractor

Bateman Project Holdings
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