Newmont Mining to invest up to $1B in Suriname gold mine

Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) announces plans to develop the Merian gold mine in Suriname with a total capital investment of $900M-$1B.

NEM says Merian contains gold reserves of 4.2M oz. and should produce an average of 300K-400K oz./year of gold over a mine life of 11 years; higher grade ore and throughput in the early phases will boost production to 400K-500K oz./year in the first five years.

NEM projects all-in sustaining costs of $750-$850/oz. in the first five years.

Production is expected to begin in late 2016, pending government approval.

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  • Drumstar
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    Newmont chose Merian over Conga. I believe they know exactly what they are doing. Overall AISC dropped by 17%. Despite the erratic country/mine specifics, every total metric is headed in the right direction. Each decision seems to be calculated for maximum company and investor advantage.


    It may still take a few years for the stock to catch up; but, when all is said and done, I wonder how many people will say, Goldberg put the ship on the right course; and, August, 2014 was the time to get back into the name.......I will give them the time to prove they are in a strong turnaround mode.
    29 Jul 2014, 07:37 PM Reply Like
  • Kingzkid
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    I wonder if they will consider selling their Indonesian assets to Freeport and roll the proceeds into developing Merian. Just a thought.
    29 Jul 2014, 08:49 PM Reply Like
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