Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine

Aurora Gold Mine is the only large operational gold mining project in Guyana. Originally a loss-making operation in care and maintenance, it resumed production and generated profits in the same year after being acquired by Zijin Mining.

Aurora Gold Mine
  • Location
    Cuyuni-Mazaruni District, Guyana
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In production + undergoing expansion
  • Deposit Type
    Ductile shear and porphyry
  • Mineral Resources (Inclusive of Mineral Reserves)
    Contained gold: 184 tonnes, Grade: 2.54 g/t
  • Mining & processing methods
    Open-pit mining + gravity separation
  • 2023 Production
    Gold: 2.7 tonnes
  • Debottlenecking and Expansion

    Aurora Gold Mine has a processing capacity of 7,500 tonnes per day. It is currently undergoing expansion and building the Phase 1 underground mine. Once fully operational, it is expected to achieve an annual gold production capacity of over 4 tonnes.

  • M&A

    In 2020, Zijin Mining acquired a 100% interest in Guyana Goldfields Inc.


The project continuously provides various conveniences, daily medical care, and emergency rescue services to members of surrounding communities and small business owners. In 2023, the company conducted several initiatives, including sponsoring a cricket carnival, assisting schools affected by disasters in Region 8 of Guyana, supporting students in need in Linden, supporting indigenous communities in Region 3, promoting indigenous cultural heritage, and funding the expansion of the Windsor Forest Primary School.