Gold Mining Has Become Extremely Profitable Again 1,400 1,600 1,800 1,400 1,600 1,800 The Price of Gold and Cash Operating Costs of Production Quarterly, Through Fourth Quarter 2011 $/Ounce Gold Price $/Ounce CAGR: 20% 700 800 900 1,000 700 800 900 1,000 $/Ounce $/Ounce Margin between Gold Price and Total Production Costs and Cash Cost
A Sterling Reputation: Silvers History in Technologies. Silver along with gold, copper, lead and iron, was one of the first metals known to humankind. Archaeologists have uncovered silver coins and objects dating from before 4,000 BC in Greece and Turkey.
The Pierina Gold/Silver Mine produced 152,000 ounces of silver last year at a cost of $852/ounce. This means that the once lowest cost gold mine in the world, has become one of the highest cost gold mines in the world. Major mining companies have operating gold mines with total cash cost of gold ranging from $500/ounce to $600/ounce in 2012.
A small gold mine flowsheet is shown below together with cost data which clearly shows the results that can be obtained when handling a low grade ore by a simple process. There are many commendable features in such a set up and no complicated machines or practices are embodied in this plan. In fact, its simplicity is appealing and the results obtained prove the practicability of this ...
Evolution Minings part of the Ernest Henry operations was the lowest cost producer reporting an AISC of A$ 510/oz followed by Newcrests Cadia Valley operations with an AISC of A$206/oz, then by Kirkland Lakes39; Fosterville mine . The average gold spot price for the quarter was A$1,830/oz .
COMMONLY USED NON GAAP MEASURES FOR COST REPORTING IN MINING Cash Cost Cash cost, introduced in the mid 1990s, is the cost to dig gold bearing rocks out of the ground, process the material and sell the gold. By definition it factors in the basic mining and processing costs but ignores certain