Cavnic mine

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Cavnic mine
Location Cavnic
Commune Maramureş County
Country Romania
Products Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver, Copper
Production 6,000 tonnes of lead and 8,000 tonnes of zinc
Financial year 2008
Opened 1958

The Cavnic mine is a large mine located in the northwest of Romania in Maramureş County, 26 km southwest of Baia Mare and 576 km north of the capital, Bucharest. Cavnic represents one of the largest polymetallic reserves in Romania having significant reserves of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc amounting to 20 million tonnes of ore grading 1g/t gold, 30g/t silver, 2% lead, 3% zinc and 1% copper. The resources amount to 640,000 oz of gold, 19.2 million oz of silver, 400,000 tonnes of lead metal, 600,000 tonnes of zinc metal and 200,000 tonnes of copper metal.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Native gold from Cavnic ore deposit" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cavnic mine" (in Romanian). 2009-05-29. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-29.