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Monday, 8 May 2017

Mines in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea Hosts some of the world class mines and medium to smalle scale mines that produce various mineral types. PNG is analogically express by most people as "Mountain of Gold Floating on ocean of Oil surrounded by Natural Gas".

The world class large scale mines in PNG include:
  • Ok Tedi Copper & Gold Mine
Ok Tedi Mine is an open pit mine that produces copper, gold and silver as major commodities and other impurities of heavy metal contents like pyrite, lead, zinc etc. It is located at the the Star Mountain in the Western Province of PNG.
  •  Porgera Gold Mine
Porgera Gold Mine is an underground and open pit mine that produces gold and silver. It is located in Enga Province of PNG.
  • Lihir Gold Mine
Lihir Gold Mine is an open pit mine that produces gold and it is located at the Island of Gold, Lihir, New Ireland Province of PNG.
  • Ramu Nickel & Cobalt Mine.
Ramu Nickel Mine is an open pit mine that produce Nickel,Cobalt, Chromite. It is located in the Madang Province of PNG.
  • Hidden Valley Gold Mine
Hidden Valley is a large scale open pit mine that produces silver and gold. It is located in the Wau Bulolo Area in the Morobe Province of PNG.

Some of the Medium to Small Scale Mining Operations in PNG include:
  • Simberi Gold
Simber is a medium scale open pit mine that produces Gold and Silver and is located in the New Ireland Province of PNG.
  • Tolukuma Gold Mine
 Tolukuma is a Medium scale open pit and underground mine that produces gold and silver. It is located in the Central Province of PNG.
  • Kainantu (K92) Mine
K92 Mine is an underground Mine that produces gold and silver. It is Located in the Estern Highlands Province of PNG.
  • Eddie Creek Mine
Eddie Creek is a small scale open pit mining operation that produces gold and silver. It is located near the old mining townships of Bulolo and Wau in the Morobe Province of PNG.
  • Mt.Sinivit Mine
Mt.Sinivit Mine is an abandoned mine but it has a potential for further development. It Produced gold and silver. It is located in the Pomio District , Rabaul in The East New Britain Province.
  • Mt.Crater Gold Mine
Mt.Crater is a small scale underground mine in PNG that produces gold and silver. It is located in the Eastern Highlands Province.




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