Category: mining and recycling

  • Gold mines in India.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes India stands as one of the world’s largest consumers of gold, annually importing around 800 metric tons of this precious metal. Despite its significant gold ore resources, estimated at 2,191.53 metric tons by the World Gold Council, only a fraction has been explored and exploited, indicating vast untapped potential for gold…

  • Georgia Gold Rush. 1829 – 1840.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The Georgia Gold Rush, the second significant gold rush in the United States and the first in Georgia, began in 1829 in present-day Lumpkin County near Dahlonega. It quickly spread through the North Georgia mountains along the Georgia Gold Belt. By the early 1840s, gold became scarce, prompting many miners to…

  • Gold mining in China.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Gold mining in China has positioned the country as the world’s largest gold producer, with 403 tons mined in 2022. In 2007, China surpassed South Africa, which had held the top position for 101 consecutive years, by producing 276 tonnes of gold compared to South Africa’s 272 tonnes. This shift was…

  • Open-pit mining.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Overview of Open-Pit Mining: Open-pit mining, also referred to as open-cast or open-cut mining, is a surface mining technique employed to extract rocks or minerals from the Earth through an open-air pit, commonly known as a borrow. Unlike methods involving tunnelling into the Earth, such as long wall mining, open-pit mining…

  • Cortez Gold Mine, Nevada.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The Cortez Gold Mine, located in Lander and Eureka County, Nevada, is a major gold mining and processing facility situated approximately 63 miles southwest of Elko. This joint venture, primarily owned by Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Corporation (38.5%), operates under Barrick’s management. The complex includes the Pipeline, Crossroads, and…

  • Goldstrike nevada gold mines.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Barrick’s Goldstrike Mine, located in the Carlin Trend in Nevada, processes 30,000 tons of gold ore daily through combined open-pit and underground operations. The North Block Tailings Disposal Facility (NBTDF) stores Goldstrike’s tailings and is one of the largest rockfill tailings dams globally, commissioned in 1994. Tierra Group joined Goldstrike in…