SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - Betze-post Gold Mine!!
Betze-post pit, a part of Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike operation located on the Carlin Trend, Nevada, US, is the eighth deepest open pit mine in the world. The gold producing open-pit is about 2.2km long and 1.5km wide. The depth of the pit is well above 500m. Betze-Post is a truck-and-shovel operation. Large electric shovels are used for the open-pit mining. Goldstrike operation also includes Meikle and Rodeo underground mines located just north of the Betze-Post pit. The total production from Goldstrike operation during the first half of 2013 was 417,000oz. The contained gold reserve at the Goldstrike open-pit as of December 2012 was estimated to be 8.93Moz (5.34Moz proven and 3.59Moz probable) - Mining Technology.