SHOWCASE GOLD MINE OF THE WEEK - PASCUA-LAMA!!
Pascua-Lama gold mine, which is yet to commence production, currently ranks as the seventh largest gold mine in the world. The mine, which is located in the Frontera district on the border of Chile and Argentina, contains 17.9Moz of gold. The Pascua-Lama open pit mining project is being developed by Barrick Gold. The project was suspended in April 2013 due to an objection from a Chilean court on environmental grounds. The mine is expected to produce up to 850,000oz of gold per annum in the first full five years of operation. The expected mine life of Pascua-Lama is 25 years. Barrick Gold had invested $5.4bn on the project as of June 2013 - Mining Technology.
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