The South African mining company, Gold Fields, wishes to extend the life of the Cerro Corona gold mine in Peru with an investment of $240 million US dollars.
The company’s vice president for the Americas, Luis Rivera, said on Wednesday, according to Nasdaq, that this investment will allow the extension of the mine’s life through 2040.
“We’re doing studies with Peruvian consulting firms and international engineering companies to extend the life of Cerro Corona until 2040,” said Rivera to the media.
This project will develop by using new technologies. Last year, this company produced 5.1 million grams of gold, according to numbers from Peru’s Energy and Mines Ministry.
“Rivera added that the company plans to spend $30 million US dollars next year to explore for gold, copper and other metals in the regions of Ancash and Pasco in central Peru”, informed Nasdaq.