Pueblo Viejo mine

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Pueblo Viejo mine
Location
LocationCotuí
Sánchez Ramírez Province
CountryDominican Republic
Production
ProductsGold
Silver
Owner
CompanyBarrick Gold
Newmont Goldcorp

The Pueblo Viejo mine is a gold mine located in the north-central region of the Dominican Republic in the Sánchez Ramírez Province.[1] It is the largest gold mine in the Americas and eight largest in the world.[1][2] It is also the first exploited mine by the Spaniards in America.[3] The mine produced 581,000 ounces of gold in 2018 and 6.55 million ounces of gold in reserve.[4]:53 The mine, run by the Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation, is 60% owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and the Newmont Goldcorp Corporation who owns 40%.[5] It was formerly operated by the Dominican mining group Rosario Dominicana, S. A., which had exploited Pueblo Viejo from 1975 to 1999 when it went bankrupt.

Gold is recovered from the ore using a pressure oxidation process, performed in four autoclaves which operate at 3.45 MPa and 230 °C.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine, Dominican Republic". mining-technology.com. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  2. ^ "The World's 10 Largest Gold Mines by Production".
  3. ^ "Mina de oro de Pueblo Viejo: Primer campamento minero de Republica Dominicana y America". Ministerio de Cultura de la Republica Dominicana.
  4. ^ "Barrick Gold Corporation Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Barrick Gold Corporation. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Major Mines & Projects: Pueblo Viejo Mine". miningdataonline.com. Retrieved 19 August 2019.

Coordinates: 18°56′23″N 70°10′31″W / 18.9396°N 70.1753°W / 18.9396; -70.1753