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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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Kalgoorlie KCGM

Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia
Metals Mined: Gold
Mine Type: Surface
Annual Gold Production*: 318,000 attributable ounces
Date of First Production: 1989

* 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

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%).

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.

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Operation Facts

Location:

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

December 2019. See cautionary statement. Consolidated $/oz
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Health and Safety

The health and safety of our employees, contractors and local community is our most important priority. For more information on our programs, visit the Health and Safety section of the Yanacocha website.

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Community

Yanacocha operates with integrity, trust and respect to create not only profitable production but also generate sustainable development and opportunity in the region.

Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC)

Yanacocha created ALAC, an organization that promotes sustainable development in the Cajamarca region, in line with Yanacocha’s principles of social responsibility. ALAC activities are focused in three key areas: entrepreneurial development, institutional capacity building and human capital development.

Health

We focus our attention on issues that will improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities. Yanacocha has constructed and expanded water systems, latrines and infrastructure to improve health access in the Cajamarca region. We also have funded programs to reduce malnutrition and increase food production.

FONCREAGRO

Farming is one of the main economic activities in Cajamarca and Yanacocha has joined forces with other institutions to promote and improve livestock management in the region. The private, nonprofit organization was established in 1999 and assists with training, installation of improved pastures, livestock care education and construction of infrastructure for community gardens.

Economic Development

Yanacocha supports an array of initiatives and programs aimed at promoting local and regional development of agriculture, forestry, artisanal crafts and others. Priority development projects include local capacity building and maintenance of road infrastructure to facilitate market access in rural areas.

Our Livestock Development Program improved pastures, animal health and uses innovative technology to increase herd size. More than 300 local artisans received training to help introduce their products to market

Click here to learn about our potable water projects in Cajamarca.

Environment

Yanacocha abides by Peruvian laws and national and international standards in the areas of environmental stewardship, mine closure and reclamation and social responsibility.

Water

We have a number of programs in place to ensure that we are controlling erosion and sediment, properly treating water and monitoring our operations.

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Erosion and Sediment Control

Yanacocha operates in an area that receives heavy rainfall during the wet season, which can cause natural erosion and sediment movement in rivers. Due to the movement of earth in our operations, loose sediment can be washed away during heavy rain. We work to control sediment through 13 coils that are designed to capture rainwater that runs through our operations and limit the dirt that is carried downstream. We also use levees and other sediment control mechanisms, such as the Rio Rejo and Rio Grande dams.

Water Treatment

Excess water from the rainy season, which runs between October and April, is treated at our Yanacocha Norte plant which uses reverse osmosis. The water is treated through a pressurized pumping system and tested to ensure that it meets water quality standards before being released to the environment.

In October 2006, the National Environment Council, the largest environmental organization in Peru, awarded Yanacocha the “National Award for Cleaner Production and Ecoefficiency.” Other water treatment includes neutralizing naturally occurring acid water and providing wastewater treatment at 14 facilities located across our operation.

Monitoring

There are more than 200 internal monitoring stations as part of our monitoring network with some monitoring occurring every hour. We also carry out monitoring activities with community representatives and authorities present to increase public transparency.

Currently, there are eight monitoring programs to verify the analyses that Yanacocha conducts on local canals and rivers. Samples are sent to authorized laboratories, chosen by community representatives. The analyses are reported to the relevant authorities and participants involved in the sample collection process.

In addition to full transparency, one of the great advantages to community participation in our monitoring is that water users can be involved in a process that directly benefits them. The community representatives are trained in monitoring and identifying specific concerns related to water quality.

Reservoirs and Dams

In a joint effort between the Municipality of Banos del Inca, the Watershed Institute and Yanacocha, we have built more than 340 family reservoirs for 520 families. . These small reservoirs have the capacity to store an average of 1,300 cubic meters. The goal is to maximize agricultural production during the dry season by providing additional water and modern irrigation to help farming families.

Larger dams, such as the Rio Grande Dam and the Rio Rejo Dam, are designed to control sediment and store water during the rainy season. The San Jose Reservoir serves the agricultural community as well.

Biodiversity

There are many unique species in the region. We also have programs in place to promote revegetation of habitat that supports wildlife in the area.

Air

Yanacocha continuously monitors air quality in each of our business processes, from blasting within mine pits to emissions on our transport vehicles.

Environmental permitting

We comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the mining sector and work with the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Ministry of Health (Digesa), Ministry of Education through the National Institute of Culture (INC) and the Ministry of Agriculture. Additionally, Yanacocha meets the international standards for environmental compliance as set forth by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.

Environmental Certifications

In a continuing effort to meet the most stringent quality standards, Yanacocha has worked tirelessly to maintain certifications that reaffirm our commitment to environmental responsibility. In 2008, Yanacocha became the first large-scale mine to receive ISO 14001 international certification for our entire mining operation.

Contact

Minera Yanacocha SRL Peru

Av. La Paz 1049 5th Floor
Miraflores, Lima