SHOWCASE GOLD MINE OF THE WEEK - CARLIN!!
Carlin Trend gold mine operated by Newmont in Nevada, US, ranks as the eighth largest in terms of contained gold reserve. The combined proven and probable gold reserves at Carlin as of December 2012 were estimated to be 17.83Moz, which is a close tie with Pascua-Lama’s reserves. The open-pit reserve at Carling stood at 11.6Moz and the underground reserve was estimated to be 6.23Moz. Newmont started open-pit mining at Carlin in 1965. Underground mining was started in 1994. The open pit mines include Carlin main pit, Gold Quarry, Genesis, Post, Bootstrap, Beast, Lantern and Sold. The operation also includes four underground mines, namely Carlin East, Deep Post, Chukar and Leeville. Newmont milled 18.443Moz of Carlin open pit ore in 2012. Underground milled ore during the year stood at 1.589Mt. The annual throughput of Carlin Mill 5 and Mill 6 were 5.122Mt and 3,060Mt respectively - Mining Technology.
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