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Cerro Corona Gold Mine

A golden design for the Cerro Corona Mine in Peru

  • 90M

    Tons of Ore

  • 1

    Gram/Ton of Gold

  • Cajamarca, Peru

    Cajamarca, Peru

Experience in design and supervision of mine tailings dam construction for Gold Fields’ Cerro Corona Mine

Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold producers, approached our team in 2008 to assist with an arduous challenge in a remote location. Miles away from the nearest town and accessible by only two roads, our team helped to design and supervise the construction of its tailings dam, waste dumps and other associated infrastructure of the Cerro Corona Gold Mine in Northern Peru. Situated in the highest part of the Western Cordillera of the Andes Mountains, Cerro Corona would be expected to produce over 90 million tons of ore spanning a 15-year mine life.

The extraction of gold ore is daunting, and our team was hired for our expertise related to tailings dam, dumps, hydrogeological characterization and environmental permits.

During this project, we forged a unique relationship with Gold Fields based on trust and shared goals. We’re currently providing quality control assurance services and construction management of the tailings dam. When completed, Cerro Corona will be a single-surface mine producing at an average grade of 1.0 gram per ton of gold.

At a Glance

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  • Gold Fields
Meet Our Team

Patrick Corser, Discipline Leader, Tailings and Water

Managing is about two things—serving the client and helping the next generation of engineers achieve their full potential.
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Michael Adelman, Associate

I’m interested in the intersection of theory and practice—I think good engineering combines both.

James Obermeyer, Senior Vice President

The neat thing about dam engineering is that every site is different and has its own unique set of conditions. It makes the work extremely interesting.

Danny Bay, Business Development Manager and Mining Sector Leader, Peru

I support better environmental practices and minimizing groundwater environmental impacts.
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Josh Rogers, Geotechnical Group Manager, Power & Dams

If you work hard, stay humble and hungry to learn, and work with good people, you will succeed and have a lot of fun along the way.
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Patrick Corser

Discipline Leader, Tailings and Water

Michael Adelman

Associate

James  Obermeyer

Senior Vice President

Danny Bay

Business Development Manager and Mining Sector Leader, Peru

Josh Rogers

Geotechnical Group Manager, Power & Dams

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