Tanami

Location: 540 kilometers north west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Metals Mined: Gold Mine Type: Underground
Annual Gold Production*: 500 attributable Koz Date of First Production: 1983

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Boddington

Location: 16 kilometers from Boddington, Western AustraliaMetals Mined: Gold, copper
Mine Type: Surface
Annual Gold Production*: 703 attributable Koz
2019 Annual Copper Production: 77 million attributable pounds

35,000 attributable tonnes
Date of First Production: 2009

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Ahafo - Ghana

Location: 307 kilometers northwest of Accra, Ghana
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*:643 attributable Koz
Date of First Production:2006

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Akyem - Ghana

Location: 111 miles northwest of Accra, Ghana
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold Annual Gold Production*: 422 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 2013

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Cerro Negro

Location: Argentina
Type of Mine: Underground
Gold Production: 334 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Yanacocha

Location: 800 kilometers northeast of Lima, Peru
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*: 270 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 1993

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Merian

Location: 66 kilometers south of Moengo, Suriname
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*: 393 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: Q4 2016

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Pueblo Viejo

Location: Dominican Republic
Type of Mine: Open pit
Gold Production: 287 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Peñasquito

Location: Mexico
Type of Mine: Open pit
Gold Production: 129 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 129 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Nevada

Location: Multiple locations in Northern Nevada, United States
Mine Type: Surface and underground
Metals Mined: Gold, Copper, Silver
Date of First Production: 1965

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Cripple Creek & Victor

Location: Near the towns of Cripple Creek and Victor Metals Mined: Gold and Silver Mine Type: 4 surface operations Annual Gold Production*: 322 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 1976

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Porcupine

Location: Timmins, Ontario
Type of Mine: Underground, open pit and stockpiles
Gold Production: 223 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 223 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Musselwhite

Location: Opapamiskan Lake, Ontario
Type of Mine: Underground
Gold Production: 3 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 3 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Éléonore

Location: Eeyou Istchee/James Bay, Northern Quebec
Type of Mine: Underground
Gold Production: 246 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 246 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Spokane

The Midnite mine – one of our legacy sites – is a former uranium mine located within the Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation in the state of Washington

Western Shoshone, Shoshone-Paiute and Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation (“Goshute”)

The Western Shoshone, Shoshone-Paiute and Goshute are indigenous to the Great Basin region in which Newmont’s Nevada operations reside.

Pamaka Maroon Tribe of the Marowijne River

The Merian mine is located on the traditional lands of the Pamaka, and we engage extensively with the people of the tribe.

Gnaala Karla Booja

The Gnaala Karla Booja (GKB) are the Noongar Native Title Claimants of the land where we operate the Boddington mine in Western Australia.

Ninga Mia

The Ninga Mia Village, which houses around 100 aboriginal residents near our KCGM operation in Australia, was established in 1983 to provide more permanent accommodation for transient aboriginal people.

Warlpir

The Warlpiri people are the owners and traditional custodians of the land on which our Tanami mine in Australia’s Northern Territory is located.

Overview

Overview

Newmont Suriname, LLC (previously known as Suriname Gold Company, LLC), a fully- owned subsidiary of Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, operates the Merian mine on behalf of Suriname Gold Project CV, a Suriname limited partnership. Newmont Suriname, LLC (“Newmont Suriname”) is the managing partner, owning a 75 percent interest in the limited partnership, and Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., Suriname’s State-owned oil company, the limited partner, owns the remaining 25 percent interest.

Construction of Merian mine commenced in August 2014, and commercial production was achieved on October 1, 2016, on schedule and US$150 million under budget.

Key Facts

Newmont began operating the project in 2004 and began construction in August 2014. Commercial production was achieved on October 1st, 2016

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Operation Facts

Location:

Location: Northeastern Suriname, approx. 98 kilometers southeast of the capital city of Paramaribo; 60 kilometers south of Moengo.
Mine Type: Open Pit
Metals Mined: Gold
Ownership: Limited Partnership: Newmont Suriname – 75% interest, managing partner
Estimated Mine Life: 12-14 years
Annual Gold Production*: 393 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: Q4 2016

*December 2019. See cautionary statement.
†Consolidated $/oz

Community

Newmont Suriname is committed to closely partnering with the Surinamese government, the total Surinamese population, the Pamaka community and the Kawina community to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.

The approximately 1200 members of the Pamaka community live and work in the area where Newmont Suriname operates the Merian mine. In June 2016, the Cooperation Agreement with the Pamaka Community was concluded as a result of the ESIA study from 2011, which investigated the social effects of the Merian mine.

The main points of the agreement are:

  • Preferential treatment for members of the Pamaka community when it comes to jobs or delivering products and services
  • A complaints procedure for disputes
  • Solutions for small-scale miners, such as mining without mercury

Community Development Fund:

In order to ensure the sustainable development of the Pamaka Community, Newmont Suriname has established the Community Development Fund (“CDF”) in August 2016, and fulfilled its commitment under the Mineral Agreement with the Republic of Suriname. The board of the CDF consists of two members of the Pamaka community, two representatives of Newmont Suriname and two representatives of the government.

The CDF and Newmont Suriname have entered into a Funding Agreement in August 2017. Newmont Suriname has committed itself to regular contributions to the fund during the life of the Merian Mine. The CDF will finance sustainable projects for the benefit of the Pamaka community, among which projects in the field of drinking water, electricity supply and agricultural projects.

Newmont Suriname is still in deliberation with the Kawina Community, the other tribal community impacted by the Merian activities, on how also this community can reap the benefits from these activities.

Newmont is committed to continuing its close engagement with government and local community members to advance the development of the project in a manner that generates sustainable economic and social benefits for the people of Suriname.

Environment

In order to comply with best practices and international standards, an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) was undertaken by an independent international environmental consultancy. An ESIA is a study used to understand how the project’s proposed activities will change the environment and affect the people living and working in the area. The ESIA identified and assessed the impacts associated with the planned gold mine and developed measures to be put in place to avoid or reduce negative impacts and maximize benefits.

In order for Newmont Suriname to obtain the right to mine for the Merian area, we had to submit a feasibility study and an ESIA. After the approval by the Republic of Suriname of the Merain ESIA, the Merian Right of Exploitation for gold and other minerals has been granted to Newmont Suriname. The full ESIA can be accessed in our document library

Newmont Suriname is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and we strive to operate in a way that protects the health, safety and overall wellbeing of host communities as well the environment. We have in place environmental standards that provide detailed training and awareness programs to our workforce while monitoring and reporting our performance.

Cyanide Code
Newmont Suriname’s Merian gold mine is certified under the International Cyanide Management Code. Subscription to the code is voluntary and represents international best practice in cyanide management.

Reclamation
Reclamation is an essential part of our operations. We conduct reclamation concurrently during operations and also after closure of the mine. Our goal is to achieve no net loss of biodiversity as a result of mining activities, and to rehabilitate the environment to benefit local communities long after mining ends.

Monitoring and Compliance
The Merian mine adheres to all legal requirements, environmental standards, policies and procedures. We work closely with local government agencies, including the National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname to develop, implement and audit environmental programs and commitments.

Water
Suriname has a tropical climate, and the Merian mine operates with a positive water balance. This means that offsite release of water is required. To meet discharge water quality requirements, which were developed to protect human health and the environment and be consistent with national and international standards, water is treated in sedimentation ponds and a water treatment plant. Water quality discharges are closely monitored to ensure compliance with criteria.

 

Documents

Screening and Scoping Documents

We have carried out stakeholder consultation and engagement in order to ensure that we consider the fullest range of impacts possible in the ESIA. These documents show the minutes from the first set of public meetings held in relation to the project and the presentations we have used to communicate with people interested in, or affected by it. The Terms of Reference for the ESIA describe the structure and scope of the environmental and social assessment.

Disclosure Documents

Public meetings were held from July 2011 to November 2012 to present the report and receive comments on its content. The minutes of these meetings are available to download here.

Assessment

The ESIA report presents the baseline studies completed and the findings of the environmental and social impact assessment.

Correspondence with NIMOS

NIMOS is the National Institute of Environment and Development. ERM has used NIMOS’ guidelines to prepare the ESIA. These documents show the correspondence Surgold and ERM have had with NIMOS.

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Screening and Scoping Documents
Disclosure Documents
Assessment
Correspondence with NIMOS

Contact

Newmont Suriname, Paramaribo office

van ‘t Hogerhuysstraat 15, 4th (fourth) floor
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone: (+597) 427707
Fax: (+597) 402893

Human Resources

Email: surinamerecruitment@newmont.com

You can also view our job postings here.

Communications Department

Email: surinamecommunications@newmont.com

Media Contact

Act. Communications Manager, Simone Verwey
Simone.verwey@newmont.com

Supply Chain

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Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Email: #SA-SURSCMPurchasing@newmont.com