Our North America operations are located in Nevada and account for nearly one-third of our worldwide gold production. Newmont owns or controls approximately 2.8 million acres in Nevada. This unparalleled land position supports conservation and expansion efforts.
Our recent addition of the Turf Vent Shaft at the Leeville underground mine will allow the Carlin complex to improve production, costs and efficiency. We are taking a phased approach to developing Long Canyon, a new mine that opens a prospective new district in Nevada.