Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine
Aurora Gold Mine
  • Location
    Cuyuni-Mazaruni District, Guyana
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In operation
  • Deposit Type
    Orogenic gold deposit
  • Mineral Resources (Inclusive of Mineral Reserves)
    Contained gold of 6Moz with grade of 2.54g/t
  • Mining & processing methods
    Open-pit mining + gravity separation
  • 2022 Production
    Mined Gold: 88koz
  • Project Overview

    The project was previously put under care and maintenance due to financial losses. However, after being taken over by Zijin Mining, it resumed production and generated profits in the same year of the acquisition.

  • Debottlenecking and Expansion

    With a daily throughput of 7,500 tonnes, the project is undergoing technological upgrades and process optimization. After reaching nameplate capacity, its annual gold production is expected to exceed 4 tonnes.

  • ESG

    The project operates in strict compliance with Guyana’s laws and regulations, and takes strong, continued measures to ensure safety and protect the environment. With a commitment to benefiting local society, the project proactively fulfills its social responsibilities by ensuring convenient access to essential services by community members, providing basic medical and offering emergency rescue support to the surrounding communities. In 2022, the project provided free medical services to approximately 600 individuals in its neighboring communities.

  • M&A

    In 2020, Zijin Mining completed the acquisition of a 100% interest in Guyana Goldfields Inc.