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GOLD: Canadians own half of world’s 10 largest gold mines


The list of the world’s 10 largest gold mines is making the rounds. In 2015 they produced almost 10.6 million oz of the yellow metal or 329.6 tonnes of it (if imaging 330 tonnes of anything is possible). That was up from the 9.5 million oz in 2014.

The best news is that Canadian companies own five of the 10 largest producers. See the table below for details.

The world’s 10 largest gold mines

Oz produced
Rank 2015 2014 Mine Owner Country
1 1,961,193 1,961,193 Muruntau Government of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
2 1,359,975 1,247,447 Grasberg Freeport McMoRan (90%), Government of Indonesia (9%) Indonesia
3 1,054,543 903,435 Goldstrike Barrick Gold United States
4 999,887 903,435 Cortez Barrick Gold United States
5 954,876 1,109,199 Pueblo Viejo Barrick Gold (60%), Goldcorp (40%) Dominican Republic
6 919,510 970,951 uncesYanacocha Newmont (51%), Minas Buenaventura (43%), International Finance Corp. (5%) Peru
7 887,359 569,067 Carlin Newmont United States
8 861,639 569,067 Penasquinto Goldcorp Mexico
9 803,768 652,659 Lihir Newcrest Papua New Guinea
10 794,122 649,455 Boddington Newmont Australia