Key Facts

The mine poured its first gold ore bar on August 7, 1993.

Yanacocha invested more than $1 billion in environmental and social responsibility projects from 1993-2012 and continues doing so.

Yanacocha is South America's largest gold mine, located in the province and department of Cajamarca, approximately 800 kilometers northeast of Lima, Peru. Yanacocha’s operations are situated between 3,500 and 4,100 meters above sea level with development activities in four primary basins. The operation is a joint venture between Newmont (51.35%), Minas Buenaventura (43.65%) and the International Finance Corporation (5%).

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