Friday, March 24, 2006

Yanacocha Map

Gold mine sparks battle in Peru

The relationship between the mines and ordinary Peruvians is especially emotive in the city of Cajamarca.

It was here in 1532, that the imprisoned Inca ruler Atahualpa offered to fill a room full of gold in return for his freedom.

He kept his side of the deal, but his Spanish captors murdered him.

Now some people here say Peru's gold is being taken by foreigners again.

The Yanacocha mine is just an hour north of Cajamarca, and produces more gold than any other mine in the world.

It straddles the Andean watershed, covers more than 170,000 hectares and has estimated reserves of 32 to 33 million ounces.

Its output has soared from around 80,000 ounces in 1993 to 3.3 million ounces last year and has around 8,000 employees, of which 60% come from Cajamarca.


Blogger Aleman said...

Hi, seems that you are also interested in Mining and Yanacocha and what they are doing. Where are you from? Peru??

I´m building up my own blog concerning this topic...

Will have a look at your page another time.

5/31/2006 7:46 AM  
Blogger Red Cape said...

Just like the blog title says, we are from Denver, Colorado.

And we are definately looking forward to your new blog and will link any thing new you have as soon as it's available.


5/31/2006 6:21 PM  

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