Richest gold mines in Q2 2020
(Kitco News) - Hecla Mining’s Nevada mine complex in the United States was the highest-grade gold operation in the world (based on gold grade in milled ore) in Q 2020.
The grade or concentration of a mineral or metal in ore directly affects costs associated with mining as well as its subsequent beneficiation and extraction of precious components.
Kitco ranked currently active gold operations throughout the world based on gold grade in a tonne of milled ore. We looked at operations that are separate reporting units and which have Q2 2020 gold grade figures disclosed by owners/operators.
With 42.9 g/t of gold in milled ore, Hecla Mining’s Nevada mine complex in the United States was the world’s highest-grade gold operation in Q2 2020.
Kirkland Lake’s Fosterville mine in Australia sits second with 39.5 g/t of gold achieved in Q2 2020.
Wesdome’s Eagle River mine in Canada is third with 18.1 g/t gold in Q2 2020.
Another Kirkland Lake’s Macassa mine in Canada is fourth (17.2 g/t), followed by Gran Colombia’s Segovia Operations in Colombia (13.9 g/t).
The complete list is below.
Richest gold mines in the world in Q2 2020.