Friday, October 9, 2015

Mining Operations And Gold Processing In Cortez Mine Nevada

The Cortez gold mine is located 100 kilometers southwest of Elko, Nevada in Lander County. The Cortez is found on the southern portion of the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend in north central Nevada. Cortez Gold Mine is a large gold mining and processing facility in Lander and Eureka County, Nevada, United States, located approximately 75 miles (120 km) southwest of Elko. 

Cortez gold mines in Nevada is owned and operated by Barrick Gold and comprises the Pipeline and South Pipeline deposits and the Cortez Hills deposit.The Cortez Pipeline property is 11 kilometers northwest and the Cortez Pediment property (which includes the Cortez Hills deposit) is 4 kilometers southeast of the original Cortez milling complex. The Pipeline and South Pipeline deposits are mined by conventional open-pit methods.  

The Cortez property covers approximately 2,800 square kilometers on one of the world’s most highly prospective mineral trends. Pipeline and South Pipeline are open pit mines, while Cortez Hills is an underground and open pit mining operation. Under continuous operation, Cortez has been open longer than any gold mine in the state of Nevada. It is Barrick's and Nevada's largest gold producer.

Mining Operations Cortez Gold Mines In Nevada United States of America

The Pipeline and South Pipeline deposits are currently being mined using traditional open pit mining techniques, while the Cortez Hills deposit be mined out using both open pit and underground mining techniques.