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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

Construction expertise and water management services 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 construct 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 in construction design, maintenance, and water management. We constructed a concentrate plant and tailing facility complete with two starter dams. Then came pumping systems, mine operational facilities, camps, and roads. We established storage facilities to dispose of organic material and sulfide ore in a proper and sustainable manner.

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

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