Omai mine

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Omai mine
Omai mine is located in Guyana
Omai mine
Omai mine
Location in Guyana
Country Guyana
Coordinates 5°25′48″N 58°45′47″W / 5.430°N 58.763°W / 5.430; -58.763Coordinates: 5°25′48″N 58°45′47″W / 5.430°N 58.763°W / 5.430; -58.763
Products Gold

The Omai mine is one of the largest gold mines in the Guyana and in the world. The mine is located in the north-west of the country in Cuyuni-Mazaruni. The mine has estimated reserves of 3.7 million oz of gold.

On 19 August 1995 a tailings dam broke and leaked tailings into the Essequibo River. 351 fish were killed. A class action tried to sue the mining company for 2 billion dollars, but the case was dismissed.

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